FedEx printing, packing, and shipping services subsidiary FedEx Office announced today a pilot of Ford electric delivery vehicles across its door-to-door time-sensitive local shipping network, FedEx SameDay City.
The announcement forms part of FedEx Office’s goal to transition its entire pickup and delivery fleet to zero tailpipe emission vehicles by 2040, in alignment with its parent company’s sustainability goals. FedEx’s launched a commitment last year to achieve carbon neutral operations by 2040 along with targets to transform its parcel pickup and delivery fleet to zero–emission electric vehicles by 2040, with interim goals of 50% electric vehicle purchases by 2025, and 100% by 2030.
Brian Philips, President, and CEO of FedEx Office, said:
“The EV market for commercial vehicles now has more options than ever before, enabling FedEx Office to explore different sustainable vehicle technologies to incorporate into our fleet as FedEx works to electrify its entire parcel pickup and delivery fleet by 2040.”
The pilot is being conducted in collaboration with Ford Pro, the automotive giant’s new global business dedicated to delivering solutions to commercial customers to accelerate their productivity.
FedEx Office will be testing 10 Ford E-Transit electric cargo vans in nine markets across the U.S., assessing the vehicle’s performance in different road and weather conditions. The company has installed charging stations dedicated to these vehicles at each van’s home location and will supplement with remote charging stations in each market as needed to meet changing needs along courier routes.
Tim Baughman, General Manager Ford Pro North America, said:
“We are thrilled FedEx Office selected E-Transit as the test battery electric vehicle for FedEx SameDay City. Ford Pro’s advancements in technology and work-ready electric products will help companies like FedEx improve productivity, lower ownership cost and accelerate a carbon emissions free future.”