Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electrification

ZETA Statement on FedEx Announcement to Electrify its Fleet

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March 3, 2021

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.

About ZETA

ZETA brings together those who support meeting the goal of 100% electric vehicle sales by 2030. This diverse non-partisan group coordinates public education efforts and federal policy development to promote EV adoption with the goal of creating American electric vehicle manufacturing jobs, better serving consumers, improving air quality and public health, and significantly reducing carbon pollution.

Contact

Joe Britton
Executive Director, ZETA
joe@zeta2030.org

David Ganske
Communications and PR for ZETA
david@zeta2030.org

About Us

The Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) is a federal coalition focused on advocating for 100% EV sales by 2030. Enacting policies that drive EV adoption will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, secure American global EV manufacturing dominance, drastically improve public health, and significantly reduce carbon pollution.

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