FedEx starts rolling out EV fleet

FedEx Corp has deployed its first 150 EV delivery vans made by GM’s Brightdrop in California.

By 2040 FedEx is looking to replace its entire pick-up and delivery fleet with zero emissions vans. The GM Brightdrop Zevo 600 vans are the fastest vehicle to market in GM’s history.

“At FedEx, we have ambitious sustainability goals, and our phased approach to vehicle electrification is a crucial part of our roadmap to achieve carbon neutral global operations,” said Mitch Jackson, Chief Sustainability Officer, FedEx. “In just under six months, we’ve taken delivery of 150 BrightDrop Zevo 600s for our parcel pickup and delivery fleet. In today’s climate of chip shortages and supply chain issues, that’s no ordinary feat and a true testament to the collaboration between FedEx and BrightDrop.”

The 150 Brightdrop delivery vans have been delivered across FedEx Express’s southern California depots. The Zevo 600s are powered by the GM Ultim Platform and are designed specifically for last mile deliveries. They have a range of up to 250 miles per charge.

The 150 vans are the first batch of 2,500 ordered by FedEx. “This shows how BrightDrop is delivering sustainable solutions at scale to customers today, and we couldn’t be happier to be part of FedEx’s sustainability journey,” said Travis Katz, president and CEO of BrightDrop. “Our Zevo 600 has been a record-setting vehicle from the start. From a record-setting time to market, to delivering one of the largest fleets of electric delivery vans on the road today, BrightDrop is showing the world what sustainable delivery looks like.”

At the same time as the EV fleet roll-out, the express delivery company is investing heavily in charging infrastructure, with 500 charge points so far installed.

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