FedEx to use electric-diesel hybrid vans

FedEx, the worlds largest express transportation company, plans to introduce 10 diesel-electric hybrid delivery vans to its European fleet. These 10 hybrids are the first for FedEx in Europe and will bring the worldwide total for FedEx hybrids to more than 100. FedEX has 95 hybrids in the US, Canada and Japan fleet and the new European hybrid vans will be trailed close to the manufacturers', Iveco, site in Turin, Italy.
The FedEx press release says the van, called the Daily, can run in either diesel or electric but on further research it appears the Daily can also be plugged in . The vans will be unveiled for the first time at the European Road Transport Show in Amsterdam, Oct. 24 through Nov. 3. FedEx is making this strategic investment to help drive the commercial development of new technologies for industry. It's also freaking cool. Imagine the range on that thing.

[Source: FedEx press release via Treehugger, Green Car Congress]

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