FedEx Freight Installs Fuel Cell Forklifts with Help from U.S. Department of Energy
Earlier this week, it was reported FedEx Freight would benefit from the Department of Energy's plan to spur growth of fuel cell markets. FedEx is committed to operating and innovating in new ways that can help our business and our industry. We seek fuel-efficient and environmentally beneficial technologies in an effort to maximize efficiencies.
This project will deploy 35 fuel cell systems as battery replacements for a complete fleet of electric lift trucks at FedEx Freight's service center in Springfield, Missouri.
Here are a few more ways that FedEx is working to deploy environentally efficient technologies to its vehicle fleet:
- FedEx currently operates the largest fleet of commercial hybrid trucks in North America with a goal to improve vehicle fuel efficiency 20 percent by 2020. We have adopted a Reduce, Replace, and Revolutionize strategy to meet this goal:
- In London, we introduced liquid petroleum gas (LPG) Mercedes-Benz sprinter vans, which reduce CO2 emissions by 12 percent. FedEx also plans to use 10 zero-emission electric delivery vehicles in the United Kingdom.
- We've been operating diesel-electric hybrids in North America since 2004. The fleet now has more than two million miles of service.
- In Japan, we teamed up with General Motors in the test operation of a fuel-cell delivery vehicle for one year.
- In Washington, D.C., we are operating biodiesel-fueled trucks and diesel-electric trucks.