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Vehicle electrification is proceeding slower than some may have expected, or would like to see. Corporate vehicle fleets have the potential to be prime, first movers.
FedEx is purchasing 100 of the Chanje electric delivery vehicles from the company's Chanje Energy Inc. subsidiary and leasing 900 from Ryder System, Inc. Manufactured by FDG in Hangzhou, China, they will be used for commercial and residential pick-up and delivery in the US, according to a news release. Ryder System will provide support services.
The Chanje V8100 EVs have a range of 150 miles when fully charged and a maximum cargo capacity of around 6,000 pounds.
FedEx expects to 2,000 gallons of fuel purchases and avoid 20 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year as a result of using them instead of its traditional delivery vehicles.
FedEx has been using all-electric vehicles in its pick-up and delivery fleet since 2009, management pointed out.