BrightDrop has delivered its first 500 electric cars, the EV600, to long-distance delivery company FedEX.
Mitch Jackson, FedEx Chief Sustainability officer said that the delivery of the first BrightDrop EV600 is a historic moment, born of the spirit of collaboration between the two US companies.
“Turning our pickup and delivery fleet into electric vehicles is integral to achieving our ambitious sustainability goals announced earlier this year. This collaborative effort shows how businesses can take action to help usher in a lower emissions future.”
FedEx intends to make its global operations carbon neutral by 2040. With the help of GM and BrightDrop, the company now has a fleet of delivery vehicles with zero exhaust emissions.
Built on GM's Ultium platform, the delivery van has a range of 402 km per charge and supports DC fast chargers of up to 120 kW, which can provide a range of 247 km in just one hour.
The vehicle has sliding pocket doors, which reveal a spacious cabin, and a cargo space of over 16,990 liters. It is also equipped with a 13.4-inch infotainment system and a cargo area security system with motion sensors. For your information, BrightDrop has received over 18,000 total orders, with over 12,000 for the EV600 and 5,400 for the smaller EV410.
“As e-commerce continues to evolve, BrightDrop is excited to partner with FedEx on our mission to dramatically reduce vehicle emissions from shipping and provide a brighter future for all of us,” said BrightDrop CEO Travis Katz.