This is the first fleet of zero-emission all-electric vehicles for FedEx in Asia Pacific. The 10 EVs will be deployed this month, joining the more than 650 alternative-energy delivery vehicles already in the FedEx global vehicle fleet.
These electric and other alternative-energy vehicles have contributed toward an announcement by FedEx earlier this month that it has surpassed its goal to increase the fuel efficiency of its vehicle fleet 20 percent by 2020, against a 2005 baseline. FedEx has also increased its original goal by 50 percent, now setting a target for 30 percent improvement in fuel efficiency over 2005 levels for its global vehicle fleet by the original 2020 target date.
FedEx currently has more than 650 alternative fuel vehicles in its global vehicle fleet, and will have approximately 200 all-electric vehicles by the end of its fiscal year 2013. In Asia Pacific, FedEx has two hybrid vehicles in Hong Kong already in operation since 2010 and has teamed with General Motors in Japan in the test operations of a fuel-cell delivery vehicle for one year.
Last July, FedEx began working with Nissan to co-test the e-NV200 electric van in Japan and the U.K.
The same month, FedEx Express agreed to buy 19 additional B767-300 aircraft from the Boeing. The 767s are about 30 percent more fuel-efficient than the MD10s that they replace and should reduce operating costs by more than 20 percent, according to the delivery company.