FedEx Corp. announced it is expanding its fleet to add 1000 electric delivery vehicles. FedEx is purchasing 100 Chanje V8100 the vehicles from Chanje Energy Inc. in China, and leasing 900 from Ryder System, Inc. The purpose-built electric vehicles will be operated by FedEx Express for commercial and residential pick-up and delivery services in the United States.
The vehicles are manufactured by FDG in Hangzhou, China, and purchased through Chanje Energy Inc., the company’s subsidiary for global business. Ryder System, Inc. will provide support services for all of the vehicles.
The EVs can travel more than 150 miles when fully charged and have the potential to help FedEx save 2000 gallons of fuel per vehicle each year. The maximum cargo capacity is around 6000 pounds. All of the EVs will be operated in California.