General Motors subsidiary BrightDrop has delivered 150 electric delivery vans to FedEx. BrightDrop itself will deliver from a total order of 2,500 electric delivery vans to the delivery company with the first electric vans being delivered in December 2021.
FedEx says this is an important milestone for the company as it plans to convert all of their shipments to all-electric by 2040.
The 150 BrightDrop electric delivery vans delivered to FedEx are the larger Zevo 600 model, known as the EV600. The BrightDrop Zevo 600 is designed for long-haul shipping and offers 600 cubic feet (17 cubic meters) of cargo space and a range of up to 250 miles (402 kilometers).
“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 Bright Drop.” Mitch Jackson, Chief Sustainability Officer, FedEx
The 150 BrightDrop Zevo 600 shipped will be used by FedEx Express in southern California. BrightDrop itself has agreed to procure a total of 2,500 BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric delivery vans across FedEx operations over the next several years.
To support their electric fleet, FedEx is building charging infrastructure across its delivery network. FedEx is known to have installed more than 500 charging stations across California.
“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 .” said Travis Katz, president and CEO of BrightDrop
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