In 2000, FedEx Express and Environmental Defense began a collaboration to develop a source of a new generation of vans with dramatically improved fuel efficiency and environmental compatibility. By 2005, prototypes of Eaton Corp., the hybrid diesel-electric transmission and Freightliner had delivered that develops integrated into the van chassis transmissions. FedEx tested the prototype and announced that it intends to buy up to 75 of the new hybrid trucks. Describes the per … Read more »

In 2000, FedEx Express and Environmental Defense began a collaboration to develop a source of a new generation of vans with dramatically improved fuel efficiency and environmental compatibility. By 2005, prototypes of Eaton Corp., the hybrid diesel-electric transmission and Freightliner had delivered that develops integrated into the van chassis transmissions. FedEx tested the prototype and announced that it intends to buy up to 75 of the new hybrid trucks. Describes the process by which the new trucks have been specified and developed and the roles of each of the participating organizations.
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Erica Plambeck,
David W. Hoyt
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
23 pages.
Publication Date: Jan 11,, 2006. Prod #: SI82-PDF-ENG
FedEx and Environmental Defense: Building a Hybrid Delivery Fleet HBR case solution