Nissan and FedEx Express Put All-Electric e-NV200 to Work in Collaborative U.S. Test

  Nissan and FedEx Express Put All-Electric e-NV200 to Work in Collaborative
                                  U.S. Test

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx
Corp., and Nissan announced today at the Washington Auto Show that the two
companies will begin testing the Nissan e-NV200, a 100 percent electric
compact cargo vehicle, under real world conditions in Washington, D.C.

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This test marks the first time the vehicle will be running in North America.
FedEx Express and Nissan have conducted similar e-NV200 tests with fleets in
Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Brazil.

FedEx and Nissan are both committed to reducing the environmental impact of
their operations worldwide. Rotating the Nissan e-NV200 into the delivery
fleet is part of the FedEx EarthSmart program, a global sustainability
platform designed to guide the company's environmental commitment in the
communities where it operates. For Nissan, this effort aligns with its "Blue
Citizenship" corporate social responsibility program with a focus on
increasing the number of vehicles that emit no greenhouse gases by exploring
additional vehicle segments where its leading electric vehicle technology may
be applied.

FedEx will deploy the Nissan e-NV200 in the Washington, D.C. area, where it
will undergo field tests that subject it to the routine requirements of a
delivery vehicle. The results will be used to help determine the viability of
using an electric vehicle in this role in the U.S. Nissan e-NV200 is scheduled
to begin mass production later this year in Europe.

"As a global fleet operator serving 220 countries and territories worldwide,
FedEx is committed to improving the efficiency of its vehicles as part of our
EarthSmart initiatives," said Mitch Jackson, vice president of Environmental
Affairs and Sustainability, FedEx Corporation. "We are pleased to continue
our work with Nissan and bring the e-NV200 into test in North America."

"We're eager to work with FedEx and other companies to put the e-NV200 through
its paces to continue to build awareness of the capability of electric
vehicles and to evaluate how well it meets the needs of the commercial
consumer," said Erik Gottfried, Nissan director of Electric Vehicle Sales and
Marketing. "We'd also like to explore clever uses of EVs in work environments
where carbon emissions of gas-powered vehicles make them impractical or
impossible to use."

Nissan's Second Global All-Electric Vehicle

Following Nissan LEAF, e-NV200 will be the second EV that Nissan markets
globally. The all-electric compact cargo vehicle strengthens Nissan's
leadership in zero emission mobility. The 100 percent electric model offers
the same versatility, functionality and roominess as its gasoline-powered
sibling. The e-NV200 delivers unique, emission-free and quiet performance
thanks to a powertrain based on Nissan LEAF and the same advanced lithium-ion
battery. It emits no carbon dioxide, compared to approximately 140 g of CO2/km
emitted by gas-powered engines in a similar vehicle. The e-NV200 can be
charged up to 80 percent of its full capacity in less than 30 minutes when
equipped with a quick charge port and using a fast charger.

With front-wheel drive, the e-NV200 provides rapid and smooth acceleration and
excellent handling with a high degree of maneuverability. The electric vehicle
delivers immediate torque, which benefits acceleration with a heavy payload
from a dead stop. The e-NV200 offers the low cost of ownership that EVs such
as LEAF boast—based on fewer maintenance requirements and the reduced cost of
charging versus fueling. The smart positioning of the battery ensures a larger
cargo area, and the vehicle maintains a low load floor, key considerations for
light commercial vehicles.

FedEx: The EV Global Fleet

FedEx Express currently has 167 electric vehicles and 365 hybrid electric
vehicles in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and China,
including the units that will be deployed in Brazil starting in January. By
the end of this fiscal year (May 31, 2014), the company plans to increase
these numbers to 222 and 393, respectively. From 2005 to 2012, the
introduction of this type of vehicle in the fleet enabled the company to save
nearly 2.4 million liters of fuel.

Initiatives like this, aligned with others, such as matching the right vehicle
to the right route, buying vehicles with the right-sized engines and inclusion
of light vehicles into the fleet, have allowed FedEx to quickly progress
towards its goal of increasing the fuel efficiency of its fleet, which the
company revised in the beginning 2013 by increasing its initial improvement
target from 20 percent to 30 percent by 2020.

About FedEx Express

FedEx Express is the world's largest express transportation company, providing
fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx
Express uses a global air and ground network to speed delivery of
time-sensitive shipments by a definite time and date with a money-back

About FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a
broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With
annual revenues of $45 billion, the company offers integrated business
applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed
collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among
the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than
300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the
highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers
and communities. For more information, visit

About Nissan North America

In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering,
consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and
manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the
Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the
Year in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency.
More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan
and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at and, or visit the Americas media sites and

About Nissan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is
headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Operating with more than 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9
million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16
billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60
models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the
Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the
first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the
best-selling EV in history.

SOURCE Nissan North America

Contact: Brian Brockman, Corporate Communications, Senior Manager, Nissan
North America, Inc.,, (615) 725-1447
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