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FedEx plans to reach carbon neutral operations by 2040

by CM staff   

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In total, the Canadian e-bike fleet has travelled over 50,000 kilometres – averting 14 tonnes of CO₂.

Photo: CNW Group/Federal Express Canada Corporation.

MISSISSAUGA — In 2020, FedEx Express Canada made its first move to electrify its pickup and delivery fleet with the launch of an electric cargo bike (e-bike) pilot in Toronto. Now, the company has one of the largest fleets of e-bikes of any country in the FedEx global network. It’s also in the process of building charging infrastructure across its Canadian facilities, including the 80 charging stations that have already been installed in preparation for the delivery of its first electric delivery vans in the coming months.

To achieve the goal of carbon neutral operations globally, the company has a target for the entire FedEx parcel pickup and delivery (PUD) fleet to be electric, zero-tailpipe emissions vehicles by 2040. As part of that effort, FedEx Express plans for 50 per cent of its global PUD vehicle purchases to be electric by 2025, rising to 100 per cent by 2030.

“At FedEx, we see things from a bird’s-eye view, which gives us insight into the impact we have on the world,” said Dean Jamieson, Vice-President of Operations, FedEx Express Canada. “But we also look out from our front steps and know that the work we do has a significant impact on our communities, benefits the environment and provides a higher quality of life for all Canadians.”

On the aviation side, FedEx is looking at everything from the use of alternative fuels, aircraft modernization, fuel-saving programs, and carbon capture solutions. In Canada, FedEx recently completed the transition of its fleet of B727 aircraft to B757s, which provide 20 per cent more payload capacity and are up to 36 per cent more fuel efficient.



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