Clean Fleets News
Jan. 22, 2014
FedEx and Nissan expand testing of all-electric compact cargo vehicle
WASHINGTON – FedEx Express and Nissan announced the two companies will start testing the Nissan e-NV200, an all-electric compact cargo vehicle, under real-world conditions in Washington, D.C.
This test marks the first time the vehicle will be operating in North America. FedEx Express and Nissan have conducted similar e-NV200 tests with fleets in Singapore, the United Kingdom, and Brazil.
FedEx and Nissan are both committed to reducing the environmental impact of their operations worldwide. Rotating the Nissan e-NV200 into the delivery fleet is part of the FedEx EarthSmart program, a global sustainability platform designed to guide the company's environmental commitment in the communities where it operates.
FedEx will deploy the Nissan e-NV200 in the Washington D.C. area, where it will undergo field tests that subject it to the routine requirements of a delivery vehicle for approximately six weeks. The results will be used both to determine the viability of using an electric vehicle in this role in the United States as well as for further development and refinement of the mass-production version of the e-NV200.
"As a global fleet operator serving 220 countries and territories worldwide, FedEx is committed to improving the efficiency of its vehicles as part of our EarthSmart initiatives," said Mitch Jackson, vice president of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, FedEx Corp. "We are pleased to continue our work with Nissan and bring the e-NV200 into test in North America."