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FedEx CEO: Let's end our need for oil

Discussion in 'News' started by donauker, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. donauker

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    FedEx CEO: Let's end our need for oil

     
  2. PopSmith

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    Hopefully Mr. Smith follows up with his talking and increases the number of EV delivery vehicles by significant portions by the end of the year. I know you have to start somewhere and that FedEx can't take a huge risk by suddenly replacing their fleet with EVs but 31 vehicles is only .00044% of their massive fleet of dino-burning delivery vehicles. :eek:

    That's some serious savings. Hopefully it will entice them to have 100 EVs (or more) by the end of the year.
     
  3. tdelta1000

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    PopSmith...I agree. If FedEx takes a greater position it will further legitimize the TM philosphy about EVs.
     
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    #4 vfx, Feb 2, 2011
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    They should put chargers in front of all 1,900 FedEx Offices (formerly FedEx Kinko's).

    They have won green awards like the EPA Green Power Partnership: “Top 20 Retail Partner” (2010) though only half of the locations even recycle their paper waste.
     
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    #5 dsm363, Feb 3, 2011
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    That's a great idea. I really wish some company like this would do that.

    I sent an e-mail to Starbucks with the same thought and they replied:

     
  6. widodh

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    In Paris (was there about 2 months ago) I saw a EV delivery truck of FedEx driving around :)

    Good to hear that some higher ranked people start talking about the problems of oil and are leaning towards EV's.
     

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    Nissan is supposedly coming out with an electric commercial van in 2012. I've already told my Nissan dealer to get me one. I'll be using it to make deliveries for my company.
     
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    Second that.....
     
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    Can I suggest you find out who has the Corporate Social Responsibility portfolio at Starbucks and write again to them pointing out that you are not suggesting a business proposal but a social and environmental good that Starbucks could do.
     
  10. dsm363

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    This is Starbucks customer service:

    Starbucks Customer Relations
    PO Box 3717
    Seattle, WA 98124-3717

    Not sure if that's the place to write but I may try writing a letter.
     
  11. AndrewBissell

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    Great idea dsm - love to know the result!
     
  12. dsm363

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    Feel free to write a letter if you feel the same way. Things usually have more of an impact with lots of people asking for the same thing. Thanks.
     
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    At the airport where i work BP has a couple (two, i think) electric refuelling trucks. They're clunky big 96v dc things, with wet lead acid batteries, but they're neato. The refuelling guys like them, as long as they're working. I suspect they're not very good at keeping the water in the batteries. It's kinda ironic that BP are using EVs at all, let alone using them to refuel aircraft. :p
     
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    not so ironic as you think. BP used to be be one of the largest producers of photovoltaic cells. they did divest from the industry a few years ago though.......... I guess the bif oil companies are really energy companies....... kinda like cigarette companies are today diversified into foods and other things to transition and make their core business more "legit"......

    /fb
     
  16. EV_de

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    .... In 2000 BP Amoco changed its name to BP, introduced a new corporate slogan - “Beyond Petroleum” - and replaced its “Green Shield” logo with the Helios symbol, a green and yellow sunflower pattern....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bp

    “Beyond Petroleum” ... they are "green" now :)
     
  17. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    Going back to the original thread...

    This becomes even more important if one is to believe this oil reserves article.
     
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    I have to say I love the new Fed Animated commercial.


    Would love to have that (animated) electric truck.
     
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    I'd take the singing frogs too.
     
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    McDonalds is similar. They don't accept any external ideas. They have a group of people who's job it is to just think stuff up. Guess to protect someone from trying to horn in and get a payday from "their idea" that they submitted, if it becomes reality, regardless of whether it was already in progress before they submitted, or was just a coincidence and was thought up by someone else. Pretty disturbing the world has to be that way.
     

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