BrightDrop Delivers First Electric Vans to Ryder for Rental Fleet
Written by Autobody News Staff
Published Sept. 22, 2023
BrightDrop, owned by General Motors, is delivering its Zevo 600 electric van nationwide, with the latest batch going to four Ryder facilities in California, Texas and New York, the company announced in a news release.
Earlier this year, Ryder announced plans to introduce 4,000 BrightDrop EVs to its fleet through 2025, with the first 200 ordered this year.
The BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric van boasts a range of up to 250 miles, a payload of 1,460 to 2,450 pounds, and a cargo capacity of 615 cubic feet.
“Electrifying commercial fleets can reduce operating emissions without sacrificing range, safety or performance. By adding BrightDrop EVs to its fleet offerings, Ryder is helping make electrification possible for companies big and small,” said Steve Hornyak, COO of BrightDrop.
“Working with companies such as BrightDrop keeps Ryder at the forefront of identifying and testing advanced and emerging vehicle technology, and we’re excited to incorporate these new EVs into our fleet,” said Tom Havens, president of fleet management solutions for Ryder. “Through our partnerships with technology providers and equipment manufacturers, Ryder can offer commercial fleet management solutions that drive sustainability and operational goals for our customers.”
To introduce these new EVs into the Ryder fleet, Ryder hosted “Ride & Drive” events for customers showcasing the vans, as well as EV chargers from ChargePoint, Ryder said in its own news release.
The BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric vans are now available for rent at Ryder locations in Santa Fe Springs and Hayward, CA, Saginaw, TX, and Long Island City, NY.