US cargo and logistics giant FedEx aims to be “carbon neutral” by 2040. The delivery giant, which plans to focus on issues such as sustainable energy and carbon zeroing in the upcoming period, will also renew its fleet with electric vehicles. The company announced that it will invest $ 2 billion in the first place.
According to the announcement made under the plan to renew the entire fleet with electric vehicles, all FedEx vehicles will be 100 percent electric by 2040. This seems like a very long-term plan, but it is not easy to convert tens of thousands of vehicles to electric in the short term. Because according to 2020 data, FedEx has nearly 80 thousand vehicles in its fleet.
According to the company’s statement, the transition to electricity will be a gradual process. For example, by 2025, 50 percent of FedEx Express global vehicle purchases will consist of electric vehicles. In 5 years, that is, in 2030, all newly purchased vehicles will be electrified. In this process, expired internal combustion engine vehicles will also be replaced with zero-emission vehicles.
FedEx will be one of General Motors’ first customers in the transition to electricity. GM’s electric vehicle brand BirghtDrop introduced its delivery vehicle EV600 in recent months. The vehicle in question uses GM’s Ultium battery system and offers a range of 402 kilometers on a single charge. With 120 kW fast charging support, it is possible to achieve a range of around 280 kilometers in 1 hour. The EV600 stands out with its delivery-friendly design, 16990 liters of cargo space and an infotainment system with a 13.4-inch screen.