FedEx Canada recently announced the initial fleet delivery of its first 50 BrightDrop Zevo 600 all-electric delivery vehicles. The new GM EV BrightDrop Zevo 600 vans will service communities in Toronto, Montreal, and Surrey, while also supporting FedEx’s goal of transitioning its entire parcel pickup and delivery (PUD) fleet to zero-tailpipe emission vehicles by 2040. The BrightDrop Zevo 600 is powered by GM EV technology, including Ultium batteries and Ultium Drive motors.
FedEx says it will continue to expand its all-electric fleet with a total of 2,500 new GM EV BrightDrop delivery vehicles across company operations in the next few years. FedEx already operates more than 400 BrightDrop Zevo vehicles in Southern California. The company is shooting for 50 percent of its global PUD vehicle purchases to be all-electric by 2025, and 100 percent of its global PUD vehicle purchases to be all-electric by 2030. To support its new all-electric fleet, FedEx will bolstering existing charging infrastructure at various FedEx locations, expanding on the 80 charging stations already installed.
“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 vice president of operations, FedEx Express Canada, Dean Jamieson. “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.”
With GM Ultium technology onboard, the BrightDrop Zevo 600 provides an estimated range-per-charge of 400 km (249 miles). The BrightDrop Zevo 600 is part of the broader BrightDrop ecosystem of commercial GM EV delivery products, which also includes the BrightDrop Zevo 400 light commercial vehicle, as well as the EP1, an electrically assisted delivery pallet. BrightDrop launched early in 2021.