Energy Efficiency, Energy Procurement, Sourcing Renewables - March 27, 2018
FedEx orders Tesla Semi electric trucks
FedEx announced on Mar. 26 that it has placed a reservation for 20 Tesla semi fully-electric trucks. The trucks, scheduled to begin production in 2019 will be operated by FedEx Freight, its less-than-truckload unit.
"FedEx has a long history of innovation and incorporating sustainability efforts throughout its global network,” said Mike Drucker, FedEx Freight president and CEO, in a statement from the company. "Our investment in these trucks is part of our commitment to improving road safety while also reducing our environmental impact.”
Tesla noted that these trucks provide electric energy costs savings that are half that of diesel. The trucks also offer advanced technologies to increase safety, including surround cameras and onboard sensors, enhanced autopilot, and lane departure warnings
FedEx reported that since 2008, the company has saved more than 158 million gallons of vehicle fuel by replacing vehicles with more efficient models and making greater use of electric vehicles, fuel cells, natural gas, hybrids and clean truck technologies.
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