FedEx announced it will be turning over its parcel pickup and delivery (PUD) fleet to 100% electric vehicles (EV) by 2040 using a phasing program, with goals for 50% of the fleet by 2025 and 100% of purchases by 2030 to be electric. This complements ZETA’s 2030 100% EV sales goal.
“FedEx’s announcement to fully electrify its fleet signals our economy is moving toward zero-emission transportation and ZETA applauds their leadership. This stands in stark contrast to Postmaster DeJoy’s decision last week to lock the USPS fleet into decades of oil reliance. Americans expect our institutions of government to lead, not cling to older, more polluting technologies,” said Joe Britton, Executive Director of the Zero Emission Transportation Association. “FedEx has made clear that vehicle electrification is the future and has highlighted the strategic disadvantage that DeJoy put the postal service in.”
Last mile delivery vehicles are the perfect use-case for electrification and ZETA supports companies like FedEx, who are leading the way in making vehicle electrification a reality. This will help address mobile-source air pollution, which is contributing to climate change and worsening the public health burdens that workers and frontline communities disproportionately suffer from. ZETA welcomes FedEx’s commitment to zero emission transportation and will continue to call on federal action to support all efforts, including from USPS, to commit to an all-electric delivery fleet.