FedEx is Going Electric


San Francisco Chronicle

FedEx owns 40,000 vans and trucks and burns through 300 mil­lion gal­lons of fuel per year, most of it diesel. A typ­i­cal FedEx pick­up and deliv­ery truck logs 88 miles per day. So FedEx is going elec­tric. FedEx is pur­su­ing oth­er oil-sav­ing options as well, exper­i­ment­ing with hybrid-elec­tric trucks, biodiesel and nat­ur­al gas. The company’s chief exec­u­tive offi­cer, Fred Smith, is a vocal crit­ic of America’s oil depen­dence and has chal­lenged FedEx to cut its fuel use 20 per­cent below 2005’s lev­el by 2020.



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