GMs subsidiary BrightDrop has expanded to its first international market in Canada, agreeing to supply DHL Express Canada with Zevo 600 electric delivery vans.
The company has also begun production of the BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric delivery van at GM’s CAMI Assembly plant in Ontario. To help meet customer demand, CAMI expects to produce 50,000 Zevo vans annually by 2025. Scaled production is expected to begin with Zevo 600 models in January 2023 and Zevo 400 models in late 2023.
DHL Express Canada plans to add the first of the Zevos to its fleet early next year. The international shipping and logistics company is currently using BrightDrop’s Trace eCarts and software platform in Toronto, with additional regions to follow—all part of its €7-billion commitment to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
“Bringing BrightDrop to Canada and starting production at CAMI is a major step to providing EVs at scale while delivering real results to the world’s biggest brands,” said Travis Katz, BrightDrop President and CEO. “Our international expansion proves that we can deliver exactly what our customers need where they need it.”