- FedEx Express Canada now has 50 electrified delivery vans as part of its fleet.
- The company will use the BrightDrop Zevo 600 in major markets before expanding its wider electrified delivery fleet.
- Using the Zevo 600 will help FedEx with its goal of being carbon neutral by 2040.
FedEx Express Canada has recently welcomed its first official fleet of 50 BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric delivery vehicles. This marks a major milestone in the company’s commitment to transitioning to an all-electric, zero-emissions fleet by 2040.
A Look at the FedEx Express Canada EVs Deployment
These first 50 electrified vans will serve major Canadian cities like Montréal, Toronto, and Surrey. As FedEx continues to expand its EV fleet, the company will implement additional charging infrastructure at locations across the country.
This little electric fleet is part of a larger agreement between FedEx and BrightDrop, the technology startup from General Motors that’s part of its initiative to decarbonize last-mile delivery. A total of 2,500 vehicles are planned for integration into FedEx’s operations over the coming years.
“FedEx Express Canada is proud of the role we’re playing to help our company work toward the goal of carbon neutral operations globally by 2040,” said Dean Jamieson, vice president of operations at FedEx Express Canada. “Working with companies like BrightDrop that are helping to build these solutions, right here in our own backyard, shows how Canada is helping to bring more sustainable solutions to life across a variety of industries.”
About the BrightDrop Zevo 600
The Zevo 600 is powered by GM’s Ultium Platform. Designed for last-mile deliveries, this electric van boasts an impressive range of up to 400 km (248 miles) on a full charge.
BrightDrop produces the Zevo 600 at GM’s CAMI Assembly plant in Ontario, which was converted into Canada’s first large-scale EV factory thanks to a significant investment from GM. The plant’s rapid reopening and production launch of the Zevo 600 set a record for GM’s fastest plant conversion.
Manufactured in Canada, these light commercial vehicles play a key role in FedEx Express’s transition towards an all-electric delivery fleet. The company aims to have 50% of its global pickup and delivery vehicle purchases be electric by 2025 and 100% by 2030.
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