FedEx announced the first all-electric FedEx delivery trucks in the United States. This is an expansion of its existing alternative-energy vehicle fleet. They are starting with 4 electric trucks that are optimized for electric operation from the wheels up. They are slated to hit the road in the Los Angeles area starting in June 2010, joining more than 1,800 alternative-energy vehicles already in service for FedEx around the world.
A pair of electric vehicles are being assembled in Indiana. Another pair of electric vehicles is being purchased from a different manufacturer for delivery to the Los Angeles area later in 2010. Both sets of electric vehicles are designed with a range that allows many FedEx Express couriers to make a full eight-hour shift of deliveries before their vehicles need recharging.
This news will make my dog very happy as the engine noise from the current vehicles drive him crazy.