IF you’ve never thought about an electric van – then check this out. The FedEx delivery firm has just ordered 1000 electric vans.
These are Chinese electric vans with cargo bay of 675cu ft and a payload of 2720kg. Range is said to be 150 miles on a single charge.
The Chanje V8100 electric delivery vehicles will be operated by FedEx Express for commercial and residential pick-up and delivery services in the United States.
Mitch Jackson, FedEx Chief Sustainability Officer, said:
“FedEx continually seeks new ways to maximise operational efficiency, minimise impacts and find innovative solutions through the company’s Reduce, Replace, Revolutionise approach to sustainability. Our investment in these vehicles is part of our commitment to that approach of serving our customers and connecting the world responsibly and resourcefully.”
The Chinese electric delivery vans are manufactured by FDG in Hangzhou, China, and purchased through Chanje Energy Inc, the company’s subsidiary for global business. Ryder System will provide support services for all of the vans.