In January, General Motors created A new electric car brandIt’s called BrightDrop, and just like GM’s exciting traditional brand, it will also use the company’s upcoming Ultium battery with Ultium drive Electric motor. Unlike other GM brands, this brand is directly aimed at the fleet market. At the time, General Motors CEO Mary Barra revealed that FedEx would become BrightDrop’s first customer. On Tuesday, BrightDrop announced that Verizon will also start using electric trucks.
In fact, Verizon will use a second BrightDrop vehicle called EV410. This uses the same battery pack and motor as the EV600 we saw in FedEx colors at the beginning of the year. It will also provide the same 250-mile (402 km) range and be equipped with the same security system package. The biggest difference is the size and quantity of each cargo that can be carried; the EV410 is shorter than the EV600 overall and can carry 410 cubic feet (11,610 liters), while the larger truck has a load capacity of 600 cubic feet (16,990 liters).
At the same time, BrightDrop is completing its first mass production of EV600s, which are destined to start working for Fedex this holiday. BrightDrop has outsourced the initial low-volume manufacturing to an unnamed supplier in Michigan, while also revamping GM’s CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Canada. CAMI’s EV600 production is planned for the end of 2022, but Verizon has a longer wait time-EV410 production will not start until next year.
Travis Katz, President of BrightDrop, said: “Before another holiday peak season, getting our first electric car on the streets in record time is the best gift we can receive this year, especially when we consider the world. The current supply chain is facing headwinds and the CEO. “As e-commerce demand continues to increase, the impact of climate change is unprecedented on a global scale, and we must act quickly to reduce harmful emissions. BrightDrop’s total delivery solution is designed to help meet these challenges. “
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