3 Jan 22

FedEx is "transforming transportation" with 500 e-LVCs

FedEx EV600 electric truck.

In a move that FedEx defines as "transforming transportation," the shipping giant received its first 500 electric trucks from EV ecosystem provider BrightDrop in mid-December.

The addition of new e-LCVs is a breaking point for FedEx, which has been trying to diminish the gap between the adoption of electric vehicles and commercial activities in the last ten years. While the EV600 trucks represent only a small portion of the 87,000 vehicle fleet of FedEx, the initiative is seen as a tipping point for EVs in delivery and logistics services. 

A big commitment to sustainability 

The EV600 electric truck can travel 400 km (250 miles) with a maximum charge with a cargo volume of 1000 kg (2,200 pounds). Electric LCVs will become operational in California in 2022, where the US's demand for delivery services and fuel prices is the highest.

Through electrification, FedEx aims to increase the scalability of commercial vehicles to make a sizable difference in operations and gain sustainability, as the company plans to purchase only EVs after 2025 and convert all of its delivery fleets to electric in 2040. 

Photo of an EV600 electric truck, courtesy of FedEx.

Authored by: Mufit Yilmaz Gokmen