FedEx gets first of 500 electric trucks from GM’s EV unit in move to green logistics


FedEx on Friday received the first of 500 electric delivery trucks from BrightDrop, the newly formed EV unit of General Motors. It’s a moment both companies call a “tipping point” for EVs for package delivery and logistics.

“What we’re talking about here is transforming transportation,” FedEx Chief Sustainability Officer Mitch Jackson told CNBC. “We’ve been using electric vehicles in our operation for 10 years. They’ve been primarily start-ups, and you’ve had issues with the gap between development to commercialization.”

While only a small part of the FedEx Express fleet of 87,000 vehicles, the Brightdrop EV600 trucks represent a big commitment to sustainability for the global carrier as…


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