FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has announced the introduction of two zero-emission all-electric Nissan e-NV200 vehicles at the Shinsuna station for Tokyo-area pickups and deliveries. FedEx also installed an e-NV200 battery charging station at the facility.
The introduction of all-electric vehicles is one measure in the FedEx long-term approach to environmental issues. As of 2014, FedEx has 397 hybrid vehicles, 404 electric vehicles, 132 natural gas-fueled vehicles and 40 hydrogen-fueled vehicles globally. FedEx Japan has seven hybrid vehicles and nine natural gas-fueled vehicles as of February 2016, according to the company.
For FedEx, reducing the environmental impact of daily carbon dioxide emissions from its aircraft and delivery vehicles is central to the company’s commitment to connecting the world in more responsible and resourceful ways.
This goal, a part of the FedEx EarthSmart initiative, will further advance the company’s existing target of improving fleet fuel efficiency by 30 percent by 2020, from a 2005 baseline. FedEx said has already nearly achieved its goal, bringing its cumulative improvement from 2005 levels to 29.5 percent as of 2014. Plans are to revisit the goal after it is reached.