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FedEx Office pilots Ford E-Transit vans in nine city markets

FedEx Officeprovider of printing, packaging and shipping services and subsidiary of FedEx Corp.in collaboration with Ford Pro, is piloting 10 Ford E-Transit vans on its FedEx SameDay City network.

Vehicles are tested in nine markets coast-to-coast to gauge performance in varying road and weather conditions: Chandler, Arizona; Newark, California; Boca Raton, Florida; Clearwater, Florida; Plantation, Florida; Chicago, Ill.; Madison Heights, Michigan; Allen, Texas; and Frisco, Texas. The Ford E-Transit has a targeted range of 126 miles on a single charge, making it an ideal vehicle for local courier delivery. FedEx Office has installed dedicated charging stations for these vehicles at each van’s home location and will supplement with remote charging stations in each market as needed to meet charging needs along courier routes.

“The electric vehicle market for commercial vehicles now offers more options than ever before, allowing the FedEx Office to explore different sustainable vehicle technologies to integrate into our fleet as FedEx strives to electrify the whole of its parcel pickup and delivery fleet by 2040,” said Brian Philips, President. and CEO of FedEx Office. “FedEx SameDay City is a perfect use case to test the capabilities of Ford E-Transit. With the range of the vehicle and the availability of charging infrastructure, we are excited to see how this vehicle performs in our operations and helps us understand the path forward to scale an electrification strategy for FedEx Office.

It’s part of the company’s goal to transition its entire pickup and delivery fleet to zero tailpipe emissions vehicles by 2040, in line with the city’s overall electrification goal. FedEx fleet. FedEx SameDay City is the company’s local shipping option, offering door-to-door delivery of time-sensitive packages within hours with real-time notifications.

FedEx has set an ambitious goal of achieving carbon-neutral global operations by 2040. This goal includes transforming the entire FedEx collection and package delivery fleet into fully electric, zero-emission vehicles. exhaust by 2040. As part of this transition, FedEx Office is the first to test the Ford E-Transit for FedEx and help FedEx Office better understand how to transition to electric transportation operations.

“We are delighted that FedEx Office has selected E-Transit as a test battery electric vehicle for FedEx SameDay City,” said Tim Baughman, general manager of Ford Pro North America. “Ford Pro’s technological advances and plug-and-play electric products will help companies like FedEx improve productivity, lower cost of ownership and accelerate a zero-carbon future.”

In addition to the Ford E-Transit, Roxo, the FedEx SameDay Bot, is 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 offering a more secure and more sustainable with reduced road traffic and emissions.

FedEx Office recently introduced the Ford E-Transit to team members in participating markets through a can drive for local food banks and women’s shelters. This food drive saw team members at 60 FedEx Office stores and head office participate, resulting in the donation of hundreds of reusable tote bags filled with items.