BrightDrop is shipping its first Canadian-built full electric vans. The U.S.-based manufacturer, part of the General Motors group, has sold over 500 Zevo 600 vehicles. The company’s CAMI assembly in Ontario was inaugurated in December 2022.
Brightdrop electric vans: model year 2023 already sold out
In addition, BrightDrop announced that model year 2023 electric vans are already sold out, with newest customer Ryder planning to add 4,000 BrightDrop EVs to their rental and lease fleet through 2025. “In just two years, we’ve secured more than 30 commercial customers across industries like retail, rental, parcel delivery and service-based utilities”, stated the manufacturer. “This includes new customers like American Tire Distributors, WasteNot Compost and Rexel USA, in addition to our already announced customers FedEx, Walmart, Hertz, DHL Express and Purolator”.
“Our customers have ambitious sustainability goals and they’re under extreme pressure to deliver on them. The quicker we can electrify commercial fleets, the quicker we’ll help combat climate change. We’re laser-focused on scaling production to deliver for our customers, and the planet”, commented Steve Hornyak, chief commercial officer, BrightDrop (read here our exclusive interview).