Toronto, June 15, 2023 /CNW/ – FedEx Express Canada, a leader in the express delivery industry, announced today the deployment of its first 50 BrightDrop electric vans as part of its ongoing efforts to reduce its environmental footprint and promote sustainable logistics.
The BrightDrop electric vans are manufactured by General Motors and represent a significant step forward in the transformation of parcel transportation towards cleaner electric solutions. These vehicles are specifically designed for delivery services, offering a range of up to 400 kilometers on a single charge. They are also equipped with advanced technologies, such as the BrightDrop fleet management system, which enables businesses to efficiently track and manage their delivery operations.
By deploying these electric vans, FedEx Express Canada is strengthening its commitment to carbon emissions reduction and transitioning to a more environmentally friendly delivery fleet. Electric vehicles help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decrease reliance on fossil fuels, thereby contributing to mitigating climate change.
John Smith, President of FedEx Express Canada, stated, “We are proud to launch our first BrightDrop electric vans, a significant milestone in our journey towards more sustainable delivery. At FedEx, we are committed to reducing our environmental impact and supporting a clean energy-based economy. These innovative electric vehicles will enable us to continue providing reliable and efficient delivery service while reducing our carbon footprint.”
FedEx Express Canada also emphasized that the use of these electric vans will not compromise the quality of its delivery service. The BrightDrop vehicles are designed to meet the specific needs of the delivery sector, offering ample cargo capacity, secure storage compartments, and ergonomic features to facilitate the work of drivers.
This initiative is part of FedEx Express Canada’s broader sustainability efforts. The company has set an ambitious goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030, compared to 2009 levels. It is actively investing in cleaner transportation solutions, such as electric vehicles and alternative fuels, while improving energy efficiency in its facilities.
The deployment of BrightDrop electric vans is a key step in the transition towards more sustainable logistics in Canada. It demonstrates FedEx Express Canada’s commitment to adopting environmentally responsible practices and playing a leading role in reducing the environmental impact of the delivery industry.