FedEx Corp. announced today that it has received the first 150 electric delivery vehicles from BrightDrop, a General Motors technology startup that is decarbonizing last-mile deliveries.
Photo Insert: In just under six months, FedEx has taken delivery of 150 BrightDrop Zevo 600s for its parcel pickup and delivery fleet.
This is a significant milestone for FedEx, which wants to convert its entire parcel pickup and delivery (PUD) fleet to all-electric, zero tailpipe emissions by 2040.
“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.
It also comes just months after BrightDrop commercialized the Zevo 600, GM's fastest vehicle to market in history.
“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.
In just under six months, FedEx has taken delivery of 150 BrightDrop Zevo 600s for its parcel pickup and delivery fleet which is no ordinary feat owing to today’s climate of chip shortages and supply chain issues.