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Multinationals Join Large-Scale Push for Zero Emission Vehicles

Multinationals Join Large-Scale Push for Zero Emission Vehicles

The Climate Group launched a new initiative this week called Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Challenge that unites the global purchasing power of businesses, cities, states, regions, and NGOs for electric and other non-fossil-fuel vehicles. Multinationals including Unilever, LeasePlan, and Metro AG have already accepted the challenge.

FedEx Sustainability Report: Aircraft CO2 Intensity Drops 4%

FedEx Sustainability Report: Aircraft CO2 Intensity Drops 4%

FedEx reduced its aircraft CO2 emission intensity by 4 percent from FY 2011 to FY 2012, for a cumulative reduction of 18 percent compared to FY 2005, according to the company’s 2012 Global Citizenship Report. The company’s 650-plus aircraft generate the majority of its Scope 1 CO2 emissions. Last year, it … Read more »

FedEx Launches All-Electric Vehicle Fleet in Hong Kong

FedEx Express has expanded its alternative-energy vehicle fleet with 10 new all-electric commercial vehicles for use in Hong Kong. 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 … Read more »

Verizon MAGIC Buses Cut CO2, Save Gas

Verizon has rolled out a fleet of 25 buses in New York City that will reduce CO2 by more than 645 metric tons, compared to the older trucks, and save the company more than 70,000 gallons of gasoline yearly. The fleet — known as MAGIC, which stands for mobile area … Read more »

VW to Reduce CO2 Emissions to 95 g/km by 2020

The Volkswagen Group has said it will reduce the CO2 emissions of its European new car fleet to 95 grams per kilometer by 2020. The automaker says it’s the first to commit to this target. Previously, Volkswagen had set a target of reducing the CO2 emissions of its European new … Read more »

FedEx Express to Purchase 19 Boeing 767s, Improve Fuel Efficiency 30%

FedEx Express has agreed to purchase 19 additional B767-300 aircraft from the Boeing Company. The 767s are about 30 percent more fuel-efficient compared to the MD10s that they will replace, and should reduce operating costs more than 20 percent, according to FedEx Express. They also increase efficiency by sharing spare … Read more »

Fleet Briefing: BMW-Toyota MOU, BP Charging Stations, Tokyo Show

BMW and Toyota have signed a memorandum of understanding for collaborative research on next-generation lithium-ion batteries for electric cars. The two companies have also agreed to identify and discuss other possible collaborative projects. And Toyota Motor Europe has entered into a contract under which BMW will supply 1.6 liter and … Read more »

Green Fleet Briefing: Firms Buy 15,600 Renaults; Prius Production Cut Back

Nineteen French companies, including GDF Suez, Air France, Veolia and France Telecom Orange, along with public procurement agency UGAP, have agreed to buy 15,637 Renault Kangoo Z.E. electric vans over four years. UGAP launched the joint call for bids a year and a half ago. La Poste, which organized the … Read more »

Costs Prohibiting EV Adoption in Fleets, Survey Says

Two out of five financial directors would not pay a financial premium to introduce hybrid or electric vehicles into their fleet, according to a survey. Lex Autolease, which leases 300,000 vehicles to firms across the U.K., says its poll of 100 financial directors in that country confirms that cost remains … Read more »

UPS, FedEx Report Efficiency Gains

UPS, FedEx Report Efficiency Gains

UPS and FedEx have released sustainability reports within days of each other, with UPS showing a 3.3 percent reduction in fuel consumed per package from 2009 to 2010, while FedEx cut all three scopes of greenhouse gas emissions in that time. Highlights of UPS’s report include the company’s hitting a … Read more »

Green Fleet Briefing: McDonald’s, GM NatGas Cars, Hybrids Fall Short

Automakers aren’t yet delivering the full fuel savings and pollution reduction benefits possible from hybrids, according to an annual hybrid scorecard released by the Union of Concerned Scientists. The UCS found that only 13 of 34 hybrids reviewed cut more than 25 percent of the greenhouse gases emitted by their … Read more »

Kroger Cuts Waste 30%, Fleet Efficiency up 8%

Kroger Cuts Waste 30%, Fleet Efficiency up 8%

Kroger manufacturing plants cut their waste to landfill by 30 percent between 2009 and 2010, and the company’s fleet increased its cases shipped per gallon by eight percent, according to the supermarket’s 2011 sustainability report. The report says that Kroger plants reduced their waste to landfill by 22 million pounds … Read more »

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