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FedEx Pioneers The Company’s First Cross-Border Electric Vehicle Delivery Trial From Malaysia To Singapore

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Tien Long Woon (L), managing director of FedEx Express Malaysia, passing the FedEx parcel to Yusni Yahya (R), the FedEx courier who will be driving the electric vehicle as part of the company’s first cross-border electric vehicle delivery trial from Malaysia to Singapore.

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, announced the launch of the company’s first cross-border delivery trial from Malaysia to Singapore using an electric vehicle (EV). This initiative is part of FedEx continuous exploration of ways to reduce its carbon footprint and promote sustainable logistics.

The journey will be made by a ‘Maxus eDeliver 7’ from a FedEx station in Shah Alam to a FedEx facility at Changi Airport in Singapore covering a total distance of 406 kilometres. The estimated reduction of tailpipe CO2 emission for this trial journey is approximately 100 kilograms compared to diesel-powered vans.

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FedEx will be using the Maxus eDeliver 7 as part of the company’s first cross-border electric vehicle delivery trial from Malaysia to Singapore.

FedEx is using this trial as an initial assessment of the operational effectiveness for future cross-border pick-up and delivery operations. The insights gained will be pivotal in shaping the future of FedEx operations, which will not only benefit the environment, but also help improve the efficiency of its fleet, while providing excellent service to its customers.

“Our efforts to reduce emissions throughout our business means we need to think strategically about all of our ground operations, not just last-mile delivery,” said Kawal Preet, president, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region at FedEx. “This cross-border trial is a proof of concept that will help inform and advance our fleet electrification program in the region, in line with our customers’ desire for sustainable time-definite delivery.”

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Yusni Yahya, FedEx courier posing next to the electric vehicle to commemorate the company’s first cross-border electric vehicle delivery trial from Malaysia to Singapore.

The trial marks an important milestone for FedEx, as the company works towards its goal to transform its entire global pickup and delivery fleet to zero-emission electric vehicles by 2040 through a phased approach. In May 2023, FedEx added two EVs to its fleet in Malaysia for parcel pick-up and delivery operations within the Klang Valley.

“Making this cross-border attempt with a zero-tailpipe emissions vehicle goes beyond a logistical achievement, and represents a bold step in beginning to redefine industry standards,” said Tien Long Woon, managing director of FedEx Express Malaysia. “FedEx is committed to innovating and leveraging technologies that enable improvements to the efficiency of our operations, as well as provide better and more sustainable service to our customers in Malaysia.”

The company recently launched a cloud-based carbon emissions reporting tool, FedEx® Sustainability Insights, giving customers in Malaysia access to historical emissions information on their shipments within the FedEx network. FedEx customers can use the data to make informed decisions on their future shipping strategy to reduce their impact to the environment. 

To learn more about FedEx sustainability programs, please click here.

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