FedEx Express Canada marked an important milestone in its journey toward sustainability by integrating the first 50 BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric delivery vehicles into its operations during a launch event held in Toronto.
Why It Matters
The introduction of BrightDrop’s all-electric, zero-emission vans signifies FedEx Express Canada’s strategic move towards transforming their entire parcel pickup and delivery (PUD) fleet into an all-electric one by 2040. This effort aligns with the company’s broader global goal of achieving carbon-neutral operations, underlining its commitment to sustainable practices and environmental stewardship.
Dean Jamieson, Vice President of Operations at FedEx Express Canada, expressed pride in the transformative role the company is playing towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2040. He commended partners like BrightDrop for providing sustainable solutions developed in Canada, reinforcing the country’s potential in fostering industry-wide sustainability. BrightDrop’s Chief Commercial Officer, Steve Hornyak, reciprocated this sentiment, praising FedEx as a crucial ally in their mission to decarbonize deliveries. As the inaugural customer to deploy Zevos in both the U.S. and Canada, FedEx sets an example of how an all-electric fleet can contribute to ambitious sustainability objectives while enhancing the communities where we live and work.
By embracing BrightDrop’s electric vehicles, FedEx Express Canada showcases how corporations can play a pivotal role in mitigating the effects of climate change. Their strategy to transition to an all-electic fleet by 2040 demonstrates not just a promising vision for the future, but a clear path towards achieving it.