FedEx placed a very significant orders of 500 BrightDrop EV600 electric vans. The delivery of the very first five vehicles was announced on December 17. Sustainable Truck&Van has been following the recent history of BrightDrop, a brand belonging to the General Motors group, which have announced this Autumn the beginning of electric van manufacturing, as well as a huge order placed by major US company Merchants Fleet, last month.
Statements from FedEx and BrightDrop
«The delivery of the first BrightDrop EV600s is a historic moment, born out of a spirit of collaboration between two leading American companies», said Mitch Jackson, Chief Sustainability Officer at FedEx. «At FedEx, transforming our pickup and delivery fleet to 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 for all». The well-known delivery company is currently engaged in taking its global operations carbon neutral by the year 2040.
«As eCommerce continues to grow, BrightDrop is thrilled to partner with FedEx in our mission to dramatically reduce vehicle emissions from delivery and deliver a brighter future for all of us. FedEx has ambitious sustainability goals, and the speed with which we brought the first BrightDrop electric vehicles to market shows how the private sector can innovate and help bring solutions for some of our biggest climate- and emissions-related challenges», said Travis Katz, President and CEO of BrightDrop.