FedEx has received its first 150 electric delivery vehicles from BrightDrop, GM’s new commercial EV brand. The first 150 BrightDrop Zevo 600s were delivered throughout Southern California to FedEx Express. Powered by the Ultium battery platform, the Zevo 600 is designed for last-mile deliveries. GM says the Zevo 600’s time to market has been the… Read more »
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GM subsidiary BrightDrop has added Walmart to its roster of customers, and expanded its relationship with FedEx. Walmart has reserved 5,000 of BrightDrop’s EV600 and smaller EV410 electric delivery vans to support the retail giant’s growing last-mile delivery network. Walmart plans to use BrightDrop electric vans as part of its rapidly expanding InHome delivery service,… Read more »
The legacy automakers have a long history of making big publicity splashes for their EVs, then taking years to deliver. Well, things seem to be changing at GM, which has quietly beaten both Ford and Tesla to the electric pickup party, and stolen a march on Rivian/Amazon in the electric delivery van space. FedEx has… Read more »
FedEx has announced a goal to achieve carbon-neutral operations by 2040. The delivery giant will invest $2 billion in vehicle electrification, sustainable energy and carbon sequestration. By 2040, FedEx says its entire parcel pickup and delivery (PUD) fleet will consist of electric vehicles. The goal will be met through phased programs to replace existing vehicles—by… Read more »
FedEx will partner with Chanje Energy to electrify 42 FedEx locations in California. The DC charging stations are intended to support daily charging of 1,000 Chanje V8100 electric delivery vehicles, which the courier announced it would add to its fleet last November. FedEx will purchase 100 of the vehicles from Chanje and lease 900 from… Read more »
In one of the largest fleet orders of EVs to date, FedEx has ordered 1,000 electric vans from California EV startup Chanje. The delivery giant said it will buy 100 Chanje V8100 vans outright, and will lease the remaining 900 from fleet management specialist Ryder System, which Chanje has designated its exclusive sales channel and… Read more »
Commercial EV manufacturer Workhorse (NASDAQ:WKHS) and hydrogen fuel cell specialist Plug Power (NASDAQ: PLUG) have collaborated to deliver a fuel cell electric delivery van to FedEx Express. The Class 5 EGEN delivery van was built by Workhorse, and features a Plug Power ProGen hydrogen fuel cell. It’s currently in service on a standard delivery route,… Read more »
Workhorse Group (NASDAQ: WKHS) has announced that Colonial Routes, in Farmington, New York, is the first FedEx independent service provider (ISP) in the country to participate in Workhorse’s new nationwide program for FedEx Ground delivery vehicles. Workhorse’s new FedEx Ground vehicle program is now open to contractors nationwide. The company’s E-GEN and E-100 vans are… Read more »
Wrightspeed, the electric powertrain startup led by Tesla co-founder Ian Wright, has just landed its biggest fish to date: an order of 25 powertrains from giant fleet operator Federal Express. The company has tested Wrightspeed’s technology in two of its trucks and decided to take the next step. Financial details of the deal are confidential,… Read more »
The company now has 364 hybrid vehicles and 118 electric vehicles in service.