FedEx Express Canada welcomed its first 50 BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric delivery vehicles at an event in Toronto.
The introduction of BrightDrop’s electric vans into the FedEx fleet in Canada is an important step in the company’s goal to transform its entire parcel pickup and delivery fleet to all-electric, zero-tailpipe emissions vehicles by 2040.
FedEx Express Canada’s Fleet Plans
FedEx Express Canada is introducing an initial fleet of 50 electric vehicles (EVs) to serve Toronto, Montreal, and Surrey.
The company plans to expand its EV fleet presence as additional charging infrastructure is deployed at FedEx locations throughout Canada.
These EVs, known as the Zevo 600, utilize General Motors's Ultium Platform and are specifically designed for last-mile deliveries, offering an estimated range of up to 400 kilometers on a full charge.
This initiative is part of a larger agreement between FedEx and BrightDrop, which aims to incorporate a total of 2,500 vehicles into FedEx operations in the coming years.
Already, over 400 vehicles are in operation in Southern California. To support this new vehicle technology, FedEx is installing charging infrastructure across its Canadian facilities, including the installation of 80 charging stations in the initial launch markets of Toronto, Montreal, and Surrey.
Advancing FedEx Express
Manufactured in Canada, these light commercial vehicles play a crucial role in propelling FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx, toward its goal of achieving an all-electric delivery fleet.
As part of its commitment, FedEx plans to make 50% of its global purchases of pick-up and delivery vehicles electric by 2025, with a further aim of reaching 100% electric purchases by 2030.
The Zevo 600s are produced by BrightDrop at General Motors' CAMI Assembly plant in Ontario.
To transform CAMI into Canada's first large-scale EV factory, GM invested nearly one billion Canadian dollars. Following a seven-month retooling process, CAMI reopened in December 2022, and the first Zevo 600 emerged from the assembly line, marking the fastest plant conversion in GM's history.