Harvard Announces 2005 Roy Family Environmental Award; New Hybrid FedEx Trucks Will Reduce Emissions 96%, Increase Fuel Efficiency 50%
January 6, 2005
Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Environment and Natural Resources
Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government has announced that the 2005 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership will go to the FedEx-Environmental Defense Future Vehicle Project. The Future Vehicle Project – a public/private collaboration of Environmental Defense, FedEx Express and the Eaton Corporation – has introduced a hybrid delivery truck that increases fuel efficiency by over 50% and reduces particulate emissions by 96%. FedEx plans to make the hybrid vehicles the standard replacement in its weight class of 30,000 medium-duty trucks.
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