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First of 500 EVs from GM’s BrightDrop Delivered To FedEx

TNI || New Delhi || 20th Dec 2021

On the weekend that has gone by, FedEx has received the first of 500 electric delivery trucks from BrightDrop which happens to be the newly formed business unit of GM.

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The moment as per both the companies is called the tipping point for EVs when it comes to package delivery as well as logistics.

As per FedEx Chief Sustainability Officer, Mitch Jackson, what everyone is witnessing here is transforming transportation.

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Although BrightDrop EV 600 trucks will be only a small part of otherwise a humungous FedEx Express Fleet of almost 87000 vehicles, what will make them a standout is their commitment to sustainability for the global carrier since FedEx aims to buy only EVs after 2025.

FedEx also has plans to electrify its entire fleet of delivery vehicles by 2040. Mitch Jackson, further added that they are now looking at the scalability of the commercial vehicles fleet and the reason this step is important to FedEx is because they use a lot of vehicles to make a sizeable difference in their operations.

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The vehicle can travel 250 miles on one single charge and can also carry almost 2200 pounds.

The EV600 will be first used in Los Angeles from next year. BrightDrop CEO, Travis Katz says that when one works for a global carrier like FedEx and puts things in place, it is indeed an exciting moment for the entire industry.

As per BrightDrop, the cost of charging an EV 600 will be approximately 75% less than fueling a gas-powered truck, which itself would mean cutting the maintenance cost in half.