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FedEx acquires 23 eSprinter vans for London fleet

FedEx has acquired 23 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter vans that will be used on its delivery operations in central London.

A total of 19 of the 3.5 tonne fully electric vehicles will operate from the FedEx Express station in Bermondsey, with four to be stationed at its Hornsey depot.

Earlier this year, 19 and 20 charging points were installed at its Bermondsey and Hornsey sites respectively.

Both are supplied with renewable energy and will charge the vehicles onsite overnight.

The new EVs will allow existing FedEx diesel vehicles that still have an operational lifespan to be redistributed in its fleet, and older vehicles retired from operations completely.

FedEx Express depots in Barking, Enfield, and Milton will be next to receive electric vehicles in 2024, with an expansion of charging infrastructure planned for a further three pick-up and delivery stations in and around London.