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FedEx Introduces Their First All-Electric Delivery Trucks in U.S.
In brief: FedEx is expanding its U.S. vehicle fleet with new all-electric parcel delivery trucks. Four EV delivery trucks will be on the road in Los Angeles by June.
The purpose-built parcel delivery trucks for FedEx are the same Modec electric trucks being used in London currently and of which five more will be acquired in Paris.
These will be the first North American battery-electric vehicles for FedEx's delivery fleet. Two will come from Navistar, assembled in Indiana, and two from an unnamed manufacturer. The trucks have enough power to go through a daily shift of deliveries on one charge (about 8 hours).
One of the new trucks was unveiled in Chicago today and will travel through key points of Route 66 on its way to Los Angeles where it will begin active service in the FedEx fleet.
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The trucks are among the first of several BEVs planned for use world-wide in FedEx's effort to increase fleet fuel efficiency by 20% by 2020 (the company's "20 by 20" program).
Photo credits: FedEx
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