GM’s Brightdrop and FedEx set new Guinness World Record

General Motor’s Brightdrop, in collaboration with FedEx, has set a new Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled by an electric van on a single charge.

The BrightDrop Zevo 600 completed a trip from New York City to Washington, DC. The total trip was 418 km.

According to GM’s press release, the Zevo 600 transported a shipment of sustainable cleaning products from Full Circle’s New York HQ to MOM’s Organic Market.

FedEx was the first customer to take delivery of BrightDrop EVs.

FedEx received their first units back in December 2021.

Travis Katz, BrightDrop President and CEO, had this to say on the new record.

“Since the beginning, the Zevo 600 has been a record-setting vehicle. Now we’re seeing firsthand what BrightDrop can do by pairing our zero-operating-emissions technology with FedEx, a leader in the transportation and delivery industry. Having a long battery range with reliable power is critical to electrifying delivery fleets everywhere. This special delivery highlights our products’ advanced capabilities and our mission to decarbonize deliveries.”

So far, BrightDrop has 25,000 production reservations for their Zevo 600 and Zevo 400 models.

The company has some major brands ordering its vehicles including:

  • 2,500 for FedEx
  • Up to 18,000 for Merchants Fleet
  • Up to 5,000 for Walmart

The BrightDrop Zevo 600 has a range of up to 400 km with 600 cubic feet of cargo area.

While the Zevo 400 has a similar range but 400 cubic feet of cargo area.

Both vehicles are built on the Ultium platform.

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