FedEx Express trials, First EV testing in the MENA region supports goal to achieve carbon neutral operations by 2040
They recently announced the beginning of electric vehicle (EV) trials in the UAE.
The one-ton electric trucks combine low-energy consumption and high performance. The all-electric delivery vehicles will be used for parcel pick-up and delivery across strategic locations in the UAE.
The six-month trial represents the debut of zero-tailpipe emissions vehicles for FedEx in the Middle East and North Africa region and will allow for evaluation of the vehicles’ operational effectiveness on typical routes while carrying a full load of packages.
“This first EV trial in the Middle East and North Africa region is a step towards shaping the future of delivery.
It requires identifying the right technology to ensure the successful integration of electric vehicles into the FedEx Express fleet, and ultimately enhancing how we support our business, customers, and team members,” stressed Taarek Hinedi, VP, FedEx Express Middle East and Africa operations.
The trial is part of the efforts to attain carbon-neutral operations globally by 2040. Electrifying the entire FedEx Express pick up and delivery fleet is a core element towards this target. By 2025, FedEx has a goal that 50% of FedEx Express global pick up and delivery vehicle purchases will be electric, rising to 100% by 2030, a press communique concluded.