02 Apr '12, 11pm

Rising Oil Costs Spur FedEx to Adopt EVs, Hybrids, & Biofuels

Rising Oil Costs Spur FedEx to Adopt EVs, Hybrids, & Biofuels

erikleenars via Flickr /CC BY 2.0 Different governments and businesses react differently to the changing landscape of the world. For instance, when it becomes clear that gas prices are rising, and will likely continue to rise for the foreseeable future, some decide to make a big show of yelling at the president and stamping their feet. Others, the smarter ones, recognize that it may be time to adapt. NPR has a story about how FedEx is responding to a world of scarcer and more expensive oil by upgrading its fleet: For delivery vans, says Smith, FedEx is betting on electric or hybrid vehicles."An all-electric pickup and delivery van will operate at a 75 percent less per-mile cost than an internal combustion engine variant," he says. "Now, I didn't say 7 1/2 percent — [I said] 75 percent. These are big numbers." Smith says he believes that six years from now, electric vehicle...

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