Dec 6, 2022 - 12:57 pm
BrightDrop begins manufacturing electric transporter vans in Canada
The General Motors brand BrightDrop now also produces electric vans in Canada. Following the conversion of the plant in Ingersoll, the Zevo 600 will be produced there with immediate effect and the Zevo 400 from the end of 2023. BrightDrop also presents its first Canadian launch customer: DHL Express Canada.
Apr 5, 2022 - 12:00 pm
GM prepares for electric van production in Canada
General Motors will start producing electric vans at its plant in Ingersoll, Canada, later this year. Construction of the BrightDrop electric van is scheduled to begin there at the end of December. Light pickup production and a third shift will be introduced at the Oshawa assembly plant.
Jan 6, 2022 - 01:44 pm
Walmart joins FedEx in ordering BrightDrop vans (GM)
BrightDrop records more large orders for electric delivery trucks as Walmart signs an agreement to reserve 5,000 units of the EV600s and EV410s. In addition, launch customer FedEx significantly increases its order with the General Motor’s brand.
Dec 20, 2021 - 01:17 pm
GM starts delivering first electric vehicles on Ultium platform
General Motors announced deliveries of its first electric vehicles utilising the dedicated EV architecture Ultium. The US carmaker has handed over a GMC Hummer EV electric pickup truck and the first EV600 van from GM’s BrightDrop brand. FedEx is holding 500 of these vans on order.
Sep 29, 2021 - 12:42 pm
General Motors completes small-series BrightDrop production
General Motors has produced the first examples of its BrightDrop EV600 electric delivery vehicle. For the initial small series production, BrightDrop is cooperating with a partner; later, series production is to start in its own factory. Additionally, BrightDrop is introducing a smaller offshoot, the EV410.
Jul 1, 2021 - 11:32 am
GM accelerates Ontario plant conversion for electric transporters
General Motors is accelerating the schedule for the plant conversion and production of the BrightDrop EV600 light-duty electric utility vehicle at Ingersoll in the Canadian province of Ontario. In order for GM to meet the demand for the electric van, the internal combustion engine built at Ingersoll is to be phased out earlier.
Feb 3, 2021 - 12:32 pm
Merchants Fleet to procure 12,600 GM electric vans
The US fleet management company Merchants Fleet has announced its intention to procure 12,600 electric delivery vans from the new General Motors’ brand BrightDrop. These are to be added to its customers’ fleets from the beginning of 2023.
Jan 13, 2021 - 12:30 pm
GM: new brand BrightDrop for electric delivery vans
Under the BrightDrop brand, US automaker General Motors wants to build an “integrated ecosystem” of electric delivery vehicles, software and services for logistics from the first to the last mile. The first vehicle is expected to hit the market soon with FedEx as the launch customer.