FedEx greens California fleet

FedEx is working with electric delivery vehicle startup Chanje and Ryder Systems to add some 1000 all-electric vehicles to its California fleet.

One hundred battery electric vehicles are coming from Chinese startup Chanje, while 900 are to come from Ryder Systems Inc. All of them will be operated in California – this isn’t a global rollout.

The new vehicles are to be used by FedEx Express for commercial and residential pick-up and delivery services in the United States.

“FedEx continually seeks new ways to maximize operational efficiency, minimize impacts and find innovative solutions through the company’s Reduce, Replace, Revolutionize approach to sustainability,” said Mitch Jackson, FedEx Chief Sustainability Officer.  “Our investment in these vehicles is part of our commitment to that approach of serving our customers and connecting the world responsibly and resourcefully.”

All of the vehicles are to be made by FDG in Hangzhou, China, and purchased through Chanje Energy Inc., the company’s subsidiary for global business.  Ryder System, Inc. will provide support services for all of the vehicles.

With a range of 150 miles when fully charged, FedEx estimates that the new fleet additions will save 2000 gallons of fuel and 20 tons of CO2 emissions every year.