FedEx sets record for first cross-border EV delivery from Malaysia to Singapore

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FedEx sets record for first cross-border EV delivery from Malaysia to Singapore
FedEx Express Malaysia managing director Tien Long Woon holding the Malaysia Book of Records award. Photo from FedEx.
  • FedEx set a record for the first-ever cross border package delivery from Malaysia to Singapore using an electric vehicle
  • The ‘First Zero Emission Cross-Border Delivery’ was cited by the Malaysia Book of Records
  • The journey was over 406 kilometers and began on Feb 27, starting at Shah Alam in Malaysia to Changi Airport in Singapore

FedEx Express has set a record for the first-ever cross-border package delivery from Malaysia to Singapore using an electric vehicle (EV).

The “First Zero Emission Cross-Border Delivery” was cited by the Malaysia Book of Records.

The 406-kilometer journey began at a FedEx station in Shah Alam in Malaysia on Feb. 27, 2024 and ended at the FedEx facility at Changi Airport in Singapore.

It was completed with only a single stop to charge in Johor. An estimated reduction of 100 kilograms of CO2 tailpipe emissions was achieved compared to diesel-powered vans.

Tien Long Woon, managing director of FedEx Express Malaysia, said he was proud of the achievement in “realizing the possibilities of cross-border delivery through a more sustainable mode of transport.”

He added that the acknowledgement from the Malaysia Book of Records symbolized their ambition “to become a pioneer in environmental stewardship.”

With more and more consumers shopping online, and with sustainability factors influencing their buying decisions, “integrating EVs into our operations will help fulfill the ever-changing preferences of our customers,” said Tien.

Siti Nurhanim Mohd Noh of the Malaysia Book of Records congratulated FedEx for setting a new benchmark in the logistics industry.

“This achievement is a testament to the company’s potential to drive industry-wide transformation, embracing more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices,” he said.

Besides vehicle electrification, FedEx also has a tailored approach to efficient and responsible resource management of its air as well as its ground operations.

FedEx said this was part of its sustainability strategy that focuses on what it calls its three R’s – Reduce, Replace, Revolutionize. These include efforts in fuel savings initiatives, investments in renewable energy, and implementation of sustainable packaging solutions.

It also recently launched a cloud-based carbon emissions reporting tool called FedEx Sustainability Insights where customers can access historical emissions data on their FedEx shipments.

The company aims to achieve carbon neutral operations by 2040.