Global e-commerce FedEx has partnered with Chanje Energy to increase the number of its electric vehicle charging systems in California.
The two will electrify 42 FedEx stations.
The project will support daily charging for more than 1,000 EVs, which were leased to the e-commerce firm. Features of the EV chargers will include:
- Higher maximum power output than standard Level 2 chargers
- Variable-rate technology allowing FedEx to proactively adjust charging speed or shift energy usage away from peak hours to minimise electric utility bills
- DC charging hardware, which is 10% more efficient than AC (alternating current) charging
- Software platform for remote monitoring and real-time charger controls.
“FedEx is thrilled to continue being a pioneering industry leader in the electric vehicle space,” said Mitch Jackson, chief sustainability officer, FedEx Corp. “The vehicles and DC charging infrastructure will not only help meet our operational efficiency and sustainability goals but provide learning, scaling and experience to others in the vehicle electrification journey. We believe this will be a game-changer.”
The firm has been using all-electric vehicles as part of its pickup-and-delivery fleet since 2009.
Read more about the company’s sustainability strategy here.