Press Release

Harvard Announces 2005 Roy Family Environmental Award; New Hybrid FedEx Trucks Will Reduce Emissions 96%, Increase Fuel Efficiency 50%

Jan. 06, 2005

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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For Academic Citation:Harvard Announces 2005 Roy Family Environmental Award; New Hybrid FedEx Trucks Will Reduce Emissions 96%, Increase Fuel Efficiency 50%.” Press Release, January 6, 2005.