Mar 10, 2023 - 04:00 pm
CA: Courier Purolator to spend CA$1 bn to decarbonize operations
Purolator, a courier service owned by Canada Post, will invest one billion Canadian dollars in decarbonising its fleet within the decade. This includes the purchase of more than 3,500 fully electric last-mile delivery vehicles and the electrification of more than 60 terminals.
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.
Sep 21, 2022 - 11:57 am
Hertz orders up to 175,000 EVs from General Motors
Car rental company Hertz has placed its next major order for electric vehicles: Hertz plans to order up to 175,000 electric vehicles from General Motors by 2027. The first vehicles are to join the Hertz fleet in 2023, however initially, it will not include any of the new Ultium models.
Jun 22, 2022 - 02:41 pm
BrightDrop delivers the first 150 Zevo 600 to FedEx
In the USA, General Motors brand BrightDrop has delivered the first 150 Zevo 600 electric delivery vans to FedEx. These will be used by FedEx Express in Southern California. The logistics company is BrightDrop’s launch customer.
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.
Nov 20, 2021 - 05:15 pm
Merchants Fleet orders 5,400 more BrightDrop trucks
The US fleet management company Merchants Fleet has placed another large order for electric delivery vans with the General Motors brand BrightDrop. Having already ordered 12,600 EV600s, Merchants Fleet is now ordering 5,400 of the recently unveiled smaller EV410 offshoot.
Oct 7, 2021 - 12:20 pm
General Motors reveals EV strategy details
General Motors revealed more details about its plans for e-mobility, among other things, at a two-day investor event. The carmaker not only published its sales plans, but also those for the conversion of its plants.
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.
Aug 6, 2021 - 11:21 am
GM reveals plans for 2 new utility vehicles
General Motors is planning two new electric commercial vehicles outside its BrightDrop brand. GM has now officially confirmed the previous rumour that two more battery factories are planned in the USA – without, however, giving any details.
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.