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FedEx receives first of its all-electric delivery vans

FedEx just received the first installment of special ordered electric trucks that are part of the logistics company’s goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.


On Friday, BrightDrop, a division of General Motors (GM), delivered the first five of 500 electric light commercial vehicles to FedEx, which the company said are the fastest built vehicles in GM history from concept to market.


Earlier this year, FedEx announced it would be investing in sustainable energy initiatives, which included replacing all of its parcel pickup and delivery trucks with zero-emission electric vehicles over the next two decades.


Now BrightDrop has helped FedEx inch closer to that pledge, with the delivery of five EV600 specialized electric vehicles that are powered by a Ultium battery platform with an estimated range of up to 250 miles on a single full charge. The vehicle can accommodate more than 600 cubic feet of cargo.


FedEx just received the first installment of special ordered electric trucks that are part of the logistics company’s goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.


On Friday, BrightDrop, a division of General Motors (GM), delivered the first five of 500 electric light commercial vehicles to FedEx, which the company said are the fastest built vehicles in GM history from concept to market.


Earlier this year, FedEx announced it would be investing in sustainable energy initiatives, which included replacing all of its parcel pickup and delivery trucks with zero-emission electric vehicles over the next two decades.


Now BrightDrop has helped FedEx inch closer to that pledge, with the delivery of five EV600 specialized electric vehicles that are powered by a Ultium battery platform with an estimated range of up to 250 miles on a single full charge. The vehicle can accommodate more than 600 cubic feet of cargo.


This article originally appeared on The Hill

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