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FedEx to Test Nissan Electric Van; UPS to Add 100 EVs by 2013

msn.auto -- FedEx will test an electric Nissan van on U.S. delivery routes by next year, at least several months before the gasoline model arrives next fall as New York's "Taxi of Tomorrow."

Powered by the same electric drivetrain as the 4-door Leaf, the Nissan e-NV200 is a compact panel van designed to compete with the Ford Transit Connect Electric. The Nissan van won't be on sale until at least April.

In December, FedEx began testing a small fleet of e-NV200 vans in London and later drove them near Nissan's headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, over the summer. The shipping company has 130 electric vehicles and more than 350 hybrids in its worldwide fleet, including several electric trucks made by Smith and Navistar in California, New York and Memphis, Tenn. FedEx said that while its Chicago fleet was


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 11:44:18 PM

need thinking outside the box.
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flagtown25
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 8:16:53 AM

This is a good idea
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 11:01:06 PM

good for them.
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bston
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2012 4:15:22 PM

Strain at a gnat to save a few pennies & what's the almighty dollar worth nowadays?
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FPLREP
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2012 8:30:39 AM

Why didn't I get my package today? "The delivery truck's battery died!"
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greghahn
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2012 7:36:25 AM

If it truly lowers prices for Fedex, great. But if it raises costs in the name of going green, that's dumb.
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pbear316
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2012 4:56:24 AM

Ok
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Zonk
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 11:11:49 PM

I would not support electric vehicles.
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tedjm1
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 11:09:10 PM

Short drive okay.
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SteelPenny
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 11:06:25 PM

Right.
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FlyNFool
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 11:05:15 PM

Test all you want.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 11:04:41 PM

ok
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judgemobile
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 11:03:44 PM

the marketplace will tell us if this will work
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 11:03:36 PM

Ok
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driveonby1
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 11:03:31 PM

electric should be dropped in favor of nat. gas.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 11:02:53 PM

nibbling
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Best of luck.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 11:02:09 PM

Time will tell it it works.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 11:01:27 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:59:41 PM

Me thinks they need to be looking at CNG vehicles, not electric.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:56:34 PM

First baby steps
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:54:35 PM

Good
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:50:55 PM

Yeah, good luck with this.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:48:44 PM

FedEx, UPS, and USPS should benefit most from the EVs.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:47:48 PM

Would love to see these somewhere on the road sometime soon
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:47:07 PM

I hope they get a good deal on the replacement batteries.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:46:57 PM

gotta try a couple...
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:45:56 PM

If it works.....
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:45:39 PM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:45:39 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:45:37 PM

It's interesting that a company like FedEx will drive electric car but the US Postal Service does not have any. HMMMMMMMMM Obozo has to go in November.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:45:12 PM

Hope it works
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:44:39 PM

good luck
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:43:39 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:43:14 PM

Okay.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:43:12 PM

So FedEx and UPS are saying Kiss Off to Big Oil and OPEC... More to follow???
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:42:36 PM

Should be a good match. Would be nice if made in USA. Parts included.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:38:47 PM

Really?
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:37:47 PM

If they could preplace their charging stations well they'll do fine on a fairly fixed route.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:36:27 PM

fleet owners know the average mileage per day per vehicle. make sense to use electrics if they can go the daily distance. easy enough to recharge them over night. as for me, i drive about 500 miles a week so it wont do me much good. current truck gets about 33mpg and it is paid for.

united we stand
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SandeeC
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:35:43 PM

Good for them. Testing is what is needed. And this will push for better, more reliable and more affordable vehicles.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:34:47 PM

I wonder what the government subsidy or tax credit is on this?
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mstearno
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:33:15 PM

they go all day
i doubt this would work
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:31:36 PM

Good for any fleet to use!
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:31:28 PM

EVs maybe the way to go for short haul vehicles like local delivery vehicles (FedEx, UPS, USPS, etc.) but are generally not ready for prime time for the personal automobile.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:30:18 PM

This is good, now let's have members of Congress do the same.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:28:54 PM

Great!
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:26:10 PM

Can make sense on local roots?
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:25:02 PM

It's great to see big companies saving money.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:16:58 PM

Interesting article...
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