Last-mile delivery is a perfect use case for EVs, but fleet operators (understandably) tend to insist on lengthy real-world pilots before placing substantial orders. The latest delivery giant to move from testing to deployment is DHL Express, which wrapped up a successful pilot program using nine Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350HD electric vans in the… Read more »
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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 »
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 »
With the support of several state agencies, EVI will deploy 500 electric “return-to-base delivery trucks” over the next two years.
With a range of around 130 km (81 miles), the E-CELL is designed for short routes involving numerous stops.
Johnson Controls has made a couple of potentially major advances in EV battery technology, which it will be displaying at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. A Ford Transit Connect Electric van powered by a Johnson Controls lithium-ion battery will be available for test drives. Johnson’s new prismatic storage cells are designed to require less installation… Read more »
The Transport Department pointed out that commercial vans are ideally suited to the switch to electric, as they often have a predictable route and distance to travel each day.
The 230 EVs are being used by courier and delivery services and other commercial operators in several regions of Germany, and have covered over 650,000 km.
The all-electric light commercial vehicle weds the drivetrain of a Leaf to the popular NV200, which has been sold in Asia and Europe since 2009.
UPS plans to power up 100 new electric delivery vans in California early in 2012, replacing legacy diesel trucks and saving 126,000 gallons of fuel a year. The new brown beauties are built by Electric Vehicles International (EVI), a Stockton, California firm that’s been making commercial vehicles for 20 years. EVI’s walk-in van comes in… Read more »