Logistics giant FedEx will incorporate a 1,000 electric vans made by Chanje into their fleet. Majority owner FDG announced the news and FedEx will lease these electric vans through Ryder, a commercial fleet management firm.
The order is worth $100,000,000 to Chanje with each electric van costing 100,000 dollars. The start-up hopes to deliver about 75% of the electric vehicles for FedEx prior to October 2019 with the remaining 259 vans due before June, 20, 2020.
Founded by former Tesla employees, Chanje has released another electric vehicle already. For FedEx however, they will build a vehicle dubbed V8100, according to information obtained by German Manager Magazin. Details are scarce at this point but we expect the new EV will largely build on the existing Chanje V8070. Introduced in 2017, Chanje designed the V8070 with large fleet operators such as logistics companies in mind. The transport capacity is at 2.8 tonnes, and the vehicle features a 160 km range from a 70 kWh battery. The 148 kW electric motor allows for a top speed of 130 kph.
The cooperation between Ryder and Chanje also goes back to 2017 and has progressed since. The fleet management company recently ordered 500 electric vans for their disposal. The 1,000 electric vans for FedEx are another step up for both Ryder and Chanje.