FedEx Office Pilots Ford E-Transit Vans for FedEx SameDay® City Service
Nine pilot markets selected to test Ford E-Transits in various road and weather conditions
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FedEx SameDay® City courier in Ford E-Transit electric delivery vehicle delivers package to customer's home. (Photo: Business Wire)
The vehicles are being tested in nine markets coast-to-coast to assess performance in different road and weather conditions:
“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,” said
FedEx has set an ambitious goal to achieve global carbon neutral operations by 2040. This goal includes transforming the entire FedEx parcel pickup and delivery fleet to all-electric, zero-tailpipe emissions vehicles by 2040. As part of this transition, FedEx Office is first to test the Ford E-Transit for FedEx and it help FedEx Office better understand how to transition to electric transportation operations.
"We are thrilled FedEx Office selected E-Transit as the test battery electric vehicle for FedEx SameDay City," said
In addition to the Ford E-Transit, RoxoTM, the FedEx SameDay Bot®, is being designed for same-day, last-mile delivery. As e-commerce volumes continue to rise, Roxo could help transform the future of shipping and logistics by making widespread same-day, last-mile delivery a reality while providing a safer, more sustainable solution with reduced street traffic and emissions.
By reducing emissions and waste, replacing older technologies and vehicles, and revolutionizing facilities and packaging, FedEx Office is taking significant action to advance its environmental stewardship. In fiscal year 2021 (June 2020-May 2021) these initiatives resulted in:
- Sustainable Paper Purchases: 99.8% of all paper purchased by FedEx Office were sourced from third-party certified sustainable forest programs.
- Recycling Programs: 9.4M pounds of paper, 15K pounds of print consumables, 10.6K pounds of styrene and in a new program in fiscal year 2022 about 38k toner cartridges recycled.
- Conserving Energy: The Energy Management System and LED lighting used at FedEx Offices saved 52.2M kWH of electricity and 37K metric tons of CO2 (equivalent to the annual CO2 emissions of 8,000 cars).
FedEx Office recently introduced the Ford E-Transit to team members across participating markets through a canned food drive for local food banks and women’s shelters. This food drive resulted in participation from team members in 60 FedEx Office stores and the corporate headquarters resulting in a donation of hundreds of reusable tote bags filled with items.
For more on sustainability at FedEx, please visit fedex.com/sustainability.
About FedEx Office
FedEx Office gives small and medium businesses, large commercial customers, and consumers convenient access to expert printing, packing, shipping, and returns. The company’s digital-to-physical capabilities support the growth of e-commerce with online design and print, commercial and grand format signage, local and national logistics solutions. More than 2,200 print and ship locations include traditional retail stores complemented by locations inside Walmart, as well as FedEx OnCampus at hotels, convention centers, hospitals, corporate facilities, and universities. Customers work closely with more than 13,000 team members to obtain custom design, professional finishing, document creation, direct mail, signs and graphics, promotional products, copying, computer rental, free Wi-Fi, and corporate Print OnDemand solutions that include nationwide delivery. The company offers
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