FedEx Express Canada has officially introduced its first 50 BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric delivery vehicles, marking an important milestone in the company’s efforts to transition its entire parcel pickup and delivery fleet to all-electric, zero-tailpipe emissions vehicles by 2040. 


The event, held in Toronto, was attended by notable figures such as Hon. Victor Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and to the Minister of Natural Resources, along with FedEx customers and team members.

The initial fleet of 50 electric vehicles will serve Toronto, Montreal, and Surrey, with plans to expand the electric vehicle footprint as charging infrastructure is implemented at FedEx locations nationwide. The Zevo 600, powered by General Motors’ Ultium Platform, is specifically designed for last-mile deliveries and boasts an estimated range of up to 400km on a full charge. These 50 EVs are part of a broader agreement between FedEx and BrightDrop, which will ultimately see the incorporation of 2,500 vehicles across FedEx operations in the coming years, including over 400 vehicles already in operation in Southern California. To support this new vehicle technology, FedEx is installing charging infrastructure across its Canadian facilities, including the 80 charging stations already installed in the three EV launch markets.

Dean Jamieson, Vice President of Operations at FedEx Express Canada, expressed pride in the company’s contribution to achieving carbon-neutral operations globally by 2040 and highlighted the collaboration with Canadian companies like BrightDrop in bringing sustainable solutions to various industries.

The BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric vans, assembled in Canada, are a crucial step for FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., towards establishing an all-electric delivery fleet. The company aims to have 50% of its global parcel pickup and delivery vehicle purchases as electric by 2025, increasing to 100% by 2030.

“FedEx is a key collaborator in our journey to help reduce carbon emissions for deliveries,” said Steve Hornyak, chief commercial officer at BrightDrop. “As our first customer to deploy Zevos in the U.S. and Canada, FedEx is showing the world how the addition of electric vehicles can help achieve ambitious sustainability goals and improve the communities we live and work in.”