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NC firm completes FedEx trucks converted to hybrid

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CHARLOTTE — FedEx Express is taking delivery of more than 90 delivery trucks a North Carolina company converted from standard diesel-powered vehicles to electric hybrid trucks.

The delivery giant’s vehicle fleet vice president on Tuesday sends the trucks journeying from Charlotte to California. They’ll be used in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.

FedEx has been using hybrid trucks for more than five years, but these are the first switched from conventional to hybrid power.

Can-Am Custom Trucks Inc. co-owner Terry Potts said the Charlotte company completed the conversions with parts supplied by Gaffney, S.C.-based Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. and Eaton Corp.

UPS, Coca-Cola, and Pepsico also use hybrid vehicles.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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FedEx Express is taking delivery of more than 90 delivery trucks a North Carolina company converted from standard diesel-powered vehicles to electric hybrid trucks.

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