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A BrightDrop driver, in collaboration with FedEx, has set GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for greatest distance travelled by an electric van on a single charge. The near 260-mile road trip was completed in a BrightDrop Zevo 600 from New York City to Washington, D.C.

Driving the Zevo 600, formerly known as the BrightDrop EV600, Stephen Marlin completed the near 260-mile trip on a single charge, just in time for Earth Day 2022.

The van stopped at a couple of iconic destinations along the route, including landmarks in Philadelphia and Baltimore.

BrightDrop is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors.

BrightDrop delivered its first electric light commercial vehicles to FedEx in December, 2021, after completing its first production builds of the Zevo 600 in just 20 months, making it the fastest vehicle to market in GM’s history.

Travis Katz, BrightDrop president and CEO, says: “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.”

“FedEx is proud to be a part of this record-setting moment as we work toward our goal of achieving carbon-neutral operations by 2040. Electrifying our entire parcel pickup and delivery fleet is a crucial component of that goal and we’re thrilled BrightDrop is bringing real solutions to the market that can help us get there,” adds Mitch Jackson, chief sustainability officer, FedEx. “I’ve long said sustainability is a team sport. Today’s milestone is a perfect example of how businesses can lead the charge in ushering in a more sustainable future for customers, our communities and our planet through collaboration.”

Andy Glass, adjudicator, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS®, states: “This accomplishment is a perfect example of the extraordinary efforts taken to make a difference for the environment and a fitting way to commemorate Earth Day 2022. We welcome them into the family of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ® title holders.”

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BrightDrop has secured more than 25,000 EV production reservations, including 2,500 from FedEx, in just 12 months.The Zevo 600 is currently in production.<

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