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Red Rock Biofuels for FedEx Express Jets

July 24, 2015 in Aviation, Biofuels by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Firm Applies ‘Small-Footprint’ Fischer-Tropsch Process to Woody Biomass Feeds,
FedEx Pact Through 2024 Complements Earlier Agreement with Southwest Airlines

Fort Collins, Colo.-based Red Rock Biofuels has announced an agreement with FedEx Express to provide some three million gallons of low-carbon, drop-in renewable jet fuel per year for FedEx Express aircraft. The agreement runs through 2024, with first deliveries expected in 2017, Red Rock says, noting that “FedEx joins Southwest Airlines in purchasing Red Rock’s total available volume of jet fuel.”

Nissan e-NV200 Van for Fedex Tests

January 26, 2014 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Washington Tests Follow Japan, Singapore, Britain and Brazil

FedEx Express and Nissan will evaluate the automaker’s new e-NV200, a 100% battery-electric compact cargo vehicle, under real-world conditions in Washington, D.C., the firms said at the Washington Auto Show.

$3m for Plug Power’s Range-Extender

December 18, 2013 in EVs, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

FedEx Express to Test Smith Trucks with Plug Power Fuel Cells

FedEx Express has been awarded $3 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a hydrogen fuel cell delivery truck with a single-fill range of up to 150 miles. Twenty vehicles are to be tested at FedEx facilities in Tennessee and California, DoE said Tuesday.

FedEx Express Commits to More EVs

June 4, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

FedEx Express is boosting its all-electric fleet from 43 units to 130, evaluating vehicles from large companies and small. The goal is for the new battery trucks to be “delivering packages this summer.”

The San Francisco Bay Area is getting the most, with 34 trucks: 21 Smith Newtons and nine new Navistar International eStars (plus four reconditioned ones). All of the eStars have drivelines from the UK’s Zytek.

EV Advocates Get Serious

January 15, 2012 in EVs, Fleet Order by rich  |  No Comments

ELC Calls for Large-Scale Fleet Demo Project, Could Be 1,500 Vehicles,
PG&E to Help Create ‘Comprehensive National Model for EV Deployment’

A coalition claiming “blue chip” membership is designing a large-scale electric vehicle demonstration project it says “will help create a comprehensive national model for EV deployment.” This year and next could see more than a thousand EVs, likely in Northern California.

Navistar, Pacific Gas and Electric, FedEx Express, A123 Systems, Hertz, Azure Dynamics, Coda Automotive, Ecotality, Automatiks, and GE Capital are members of the just-announced Electrification Leadership Council.

1,000 EVs? 1,500?

ELC, which according to Navistar eStar battery electric truck VP Mark Aubry has been working for more than a year, also includes large delivery service companies and vehicle manufacturers, and representatives of national, state and local agencies.

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