FedEx receives its first electric BrightDrop delivery vans

Enlarge / BrightDrop delivers 5 of 500 electrical mild industrial automobiles to FedEx, the primary buyer to obtain the EV600s.

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Initially of the 12 months, Common Motors CEO Mary Barra introduced that the corporate was beginning a brand new enterprise. It is referred to as BrightDrop, and it is centered on offering electrified merchandise for supply and logistics companies. On the time, we additionally realized that FedEx could be the primary buyer for BrightDrop’s EV600 electrical van. Right now, the transport firm accepted the primary 5 (of 500) automobiles, which is able to begin making deliveries in Los Angeles in 2022.

Like different GM manufacturers, BrightDrop is utilizing the automaker’s new 800 V Ultium battery packs and Ultium Drive motors in these new electrical automobiles. The EV600 has a 250-mile vary (402 km) and a capability of 600 cubic toes (16,990 L).

“At FedEx, reworking our pickup and supply fleet to electrical automobiles is integral to reaching our formidable sustainability targets introduced earlier this 12 months. This collaborative effort reveals how companies can take motion to assist usher in a lower-emissions future for all,” stated Mitch Jackson, chief sustainability officer at FedEx.

The FedEx EV600s will probably be primarily based in Inglewood, California. FedEx has put in 500 charging stations across the state and plans so as to add extra EV600s to its Californian fleet as BrightDrop builds them.