Electric vans introduced by FedEx Express in Spain.

FedEx Express Europe has taken a significant step towards sustainable operations with the introduction of its first Mercedes-Benz eSprinter van for ground operations in Spain. This move is part of a larger rollout plan, with 33 vans set to be deployed throughout the country this year.

The 3.5-metric tonne fully electric vehicles will be based at FedEx Express stations in Madrid and Barcelona, with 33 charging points strategically placed across both locations. The energy used to power these vans is certified as coming from renewable sources, and a dynamic power management solution has been implemented to ensure that the electric fleet can be fully charged on-site overnight.

Ian Silverton, managing director of ground operations at FedEx Express Spain, expressed enthusiasm about the introduction of the electric vans, stating that both employees and customers are excited to see them in action. By incorporating low and zero-emission vehicles into their operations, FedEx Express is moving closer to achieving more sustainable practices in both Madrid and Barcelona.

In alignment with FedEx’s global goal of achieving carbon-neutral operations by 2040, the introduction of these electric vehicles will allow for the redistribution of diesel vehicles with remaining operational life, while also phasing out older, less eco-friendly vehicles from the fleet.

David Perdomo Hollatz, head of sales and marketing at Mercedes-Benz Vans Region Europe and Germany, expressed satisfaction in the role that the eSprinter vans are playing in helping FedEx Express work towards its emission-free delivery objectives. He emphasized the importance of reliability and customer focus in both logistics and vehicle manufacturing.

In addition to Spain, FedEx Express has already integrated 23 electric vehicles into operations in London, UK; 12 in Amsterdam, Netherlands; and has plans to deliver 28 more to the Paris area in France. This expansion of electric vehicle usage across Europe underscores FedEx Express’s commitment to sustainable and environmentally conscious practices.

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