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Posts Tagged: BrightDrop

BrightDrop delivers first 150 Electric Vehicle electric delivery vehicles to FedEx

FedEx has received its first 150 electric delivery vehicles from BrightDrop, GM’s new commercial EV brand. The first 150 BrightDrop Zevo 600s were delivered throughout Southern California to FedEx Express. Powered by the Ultium battery platform, the Zevo 600 is designed for last-mile deliveries. GM says the Zevo 600’s time to market has been the… Read more »

BrightDrop: GM’s silent push into electric commercial vehicles

Upcoming electric passenger vehicles and light trucks from GM get most of the attention, but its new commercial EV brand is a quiet and very serious push too. Many US drivers now have a vague idea that General Motors is doing something with electric vehicles. They’ve seen Super Bowl ads for the GMC Hummer EV,… Read more »

Walmart, FedEx place large orders for electric delivery vans from GM’s BrightDrop

GM subsidiary BrightDrop has added Walmart to its roster of customers, and expanded its relationship with FedEx. Walmart has reserved 5,000 of BrightDrop’s EV600 and smaller EV410 electric delivery vans to support the retail giant’s growing last-mile delivery network. Walmart plans to use BrightDrop electric vans as part of its rapidly expanding InHome delivery service,… Read more »

GM delivers first BrightDrop EV600 electric vans to FedEx

The legacy automakers have a long history of making big publicity splashes for their EVs, then taking years to deliver. Well, things seem to be changing at GM, which has quietly beaten both Ford and Tesla to the electric pickup party, and stolen a march on Rivian/Amazon in the electric delivery van space. FedEx has… Read more »

Merchants Fleet to buy 12,600 commercial EVs from GM’s BrightDrop

Merchants Fleet, a national fleet management company, plans to procure 12,600 light commercial EVs from BrightDrop, GM’s recently-announced business venture. Merchants Fleet expects the BrightDrop EV600, an electric van optimized for last-mile goods delivery, to enter its clients’ fleets starting in early 2023. BrightDrop’s EV600 will be built on GM’s Ultium platform. The new e-van… Read more »

GM announces new business venture to produce electric delivery vans

Over the past few months, GM has gotten a lot more serious about electrification, unveiling a new EV platform, plans for more investment and more electrified models, and most recently, a new EV-centric marketing campaign. However, some have been pointing out the gap between the automaker’s high-wattage future plans and its flickering present (only one… Read more »