24 Jan 22

FedEx begins EV trials in India

FedEx begins EV trials in India

FedEx Express (subsidiary of FedEx Corp) has released details of an initiative it is undertaking in India to trial electric delivery vehicles. It is part of the company’s wider goal to have all of its PUD (pick-up and delivery) vehicles electrified by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2040.

Beginning in Bengaluru, the trial will test EVs within FedEx Express operations, assessing the vehicle’s efficiency on standard routes fully laden with packages. If it proves positive, FedEx Express will extend the trial to Delhi.

Greatly reducing emissions

FedEx states that each new EV added to its delivery fleet in India can reduce fuel consumption and emissions that are equivalent to five passenger cars.

By 2040, FedEx intends to have its entire global parcel PUD fleet running on zero-emission electric vehicles. This goal is being approached through phased programs to replace existing vehicles. The aim is for 50% of FedEx Express global PUD vehicle purchases to be electric vehicles by 2025, rising to 100% by 2030.

Authored by: Alison Pittaway