FedEx Express Launches EV Fleet in Hong Kong
The 10 electric vehicles have been deployed to FedEx stations across Hong Kong. They allow the FedEx couriers to make a full eight-hour shift of deliveries before needing to recharge the vehicle.
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., announced the expansion of its alternative-energy vehicle fleet with the introduction of 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, according to the company.
The 10 state-of-the-art electric vehicles are joining the more than 650 alternative-energy delivery vehicles already in the FedEx global vehicle fleet. These electric and other alternative energy vehicles have made a significant contribution toward an earlier announcement by FedEx that it has surpassed its goal to increase the fuel efficiency of its vehicle fleet 20 percent by 2020. FedEx has also increased its original goal by 50 percent, now setting a target for 30 percent improvement in fuel efficiency for its global vehicle fleet by the original 2020 target date.
FedEx is looking to achieve its environmental goals through EarthSmart – the FedEx roadmap for operating in an increasingly sustainable way and engaging team members, customers, business partners, and a network of influencers to help reduce the environmental impact of its daily business operations.
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, according to the company.