FedEx Express begins testing electric vehicles in India for parcel transport

FedEx Express has announced the start of electric vehicle (EV) trials in India as part of its global goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040.

E-commerce is one of the biggest markets for the deployment of electric vehicles, especially when it comes to the intra-urban movement of goods. Many online sellers are already using electric vehicles for parcel delivery and FedEx Express has also taken a step in this direction. The express delivery company has announced the start of electric vehicle (EV) trials in India as part of its global goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2040. The trial of the electric vehicle is expected to end within a month at Bengaluru.

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FedEx will use electric vehicles for intra-city distribution of goods.

Mohamad Sayegh, Vice President of India Operations for FedEx Express, said, “FedEx is on a mission to connect the world in a responsible and resourceful way, and I am extremely pleased to announce the launch of our electric vehicle trial in India. , which is in line with our global goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2040. With the growth of e-commerce in India, we are constantly looking for ways to sustain this momentum while reducing environmental impact. The start of electric vehicle testing brings us one step closer to that vision. “

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The company will test the vehicle technology in FedEx Express operations, evaluating the operational efficiency of vehicles on a standard route fully loaded with packages. Following the positive results of the trial, FedEx Express will expand the trial to Delhi. By 2040, the company aims to completely switch its global parcel collection and delivery (PUD) fleet to zero-emission electric vehicles. This goal of vehicle electrification is being addressed through incremental programs to replace existing vehicles. The goal is for 50% of FedEx Express’s global PUD vehicle purchases to be electric vehicles by 2025, rising to 100% by 2030.

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