FedEx adds 1,900 new lightweight, fuel-efficient vehicles to fleet

Yahoo! Finance — FedEx Express, a unit of FedEx Corp. and the world’s largest  express transportation company, continues rapid progression towards its  recently increased vehicle fuel efficiency goal by adding 1,900 new fuel  efficient vehicles to its fleet.

Argonne's Advanced Powertrain Research Facility tested E-trucks provided by FedEx Express. (Photo credit: Argonne National Laboratory)

E-trucks provided by FedEx Express are being tested at Argonne’s Advanced Powertrain Research Facility. (Credit: Argonne National Laboratory)

As part of this effort, FedEx Express is working with the Advanced Vehicle Testing group at  Argonne National Laboratory, using its Advanced Powertrain Research  Facility to test and compare different models of electric vehicles,  collecting performance data under various operating conditions.  Argonne will collect the electric energy consumption of the vehicles  to help determine the total cost of operating an electric vehicle  fleet. The U.S. Department of Energy has also provided funding for  this testing initiative. Read more.

Posted June 25, 2013