FedEx plans to launch hybrid vans in Europe

FedEx Express announced plans to introduce 10 hybrid-electric/diesel vehicles to its European fleet, bringing the worldwide total of hybrid vehicles in revenue service at FedEx to more than 100 in North America, Asia and, now, Europe.

The vans, manufactured by Iveco, will initially be trialed close to the manufacturer's site in Turin, Italy, and will be the first hybrid-electric/diesel vehicles operated by FedEx in Europe. FedEx currently operates hybrid vehicles in the United States, Canada, and Japan.

“With nearly 100 hybrid-electric/diesel vehicles already on the road, knowledge of local regulations and a commitment to the development of alternative technology solutions, FedEx is the perfect company to operate these vehicles,” said Robert W Elliott, president, FedEx Express, Europe Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, and Africa.

FedEx now has 95 hybrid-electric vehicles in service worldwide that have traveled more than one million miles.

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