– The 50 all-electric BrightDrop Zevo 600 delivery vehicles will roll about in Toronto, Montreal, and Surrey.
– These vehicles are part of a larger initiative, including 2,500 electric vehicles across FedEx locations.
– The BrightDrop vans are manufactured at GM’s CAMI Assembly plant in Ontario.
FedEx Express Canada has taken a significant leap towards environmental sustainability by deploying its first all-electric commercial vehicles in partnership with BrightDrop, GM’s commercial electric vehicle (EV) business. This move is part of a collaborative effort to reduce carbon emissions in last-mile delivery.
This initiative involves the deployment of 50 BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric delivery vehicles, all manufactured in Canada, to serve communities in three major cities: Toronto, Montreal, and Surrey. These Canadian EVs form part of a larger agreement that includes the integration of a total of 2,500 electric vehicles across various FedEx locations, with over 400 already operating in Southern California, according to Automotive News.
The all-electric commercial vehicles were produced at GM’s CAMI Assembly plant in Ontario which commenced its EV production in Canada in December. Interestingly, this Canadian deployment marks BrightDrop‘s first venture outside the U.S. Back in 2021, FedEx Express locked in a partnership with GM’s BrightDrop, making it its first official customer.
Steve Hornyak, the chief commercial officer at BrightDrop, recognized this in a statement. He said, “FedEx is a key collaborator in our journey to help reduce carbon emissions for deliveries. As our first customer to deploy Zevos in the U.S. and Canada, FedEx is showing the world how the addition of electric vehicles can help achieve ambitious sustainability goals and improve the communities we live and work in.”