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Tuesday, 28 September 2021 15:50

BrightDrop Completes Build of its First Light Commercial EV

The BrightDrop EV410 is a medium-size electric light commercial vehicle. The BrightDrop EV410 is a medium-size electric light commercial vehicle.

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...a U.S. supplier partner for initial low-volume production while the conversion of GM’s CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, Canada, is completed. CAMI will serve as the large-scale production home of BrightDrop’s EV600 van starting in November 2022.

 

BrightDrop’s newest vehicle, the EV410, combines many of the same features of the EV600, boasting more than 400 cubic feet of cargo area, a shorter wheelbase of just over 150 inches and length of under 20 feet. This new, mid-size delivery van offers exceptional curb management and maneuverability and can fit into a standard-size parking space---a key feature to reduce street congestion in urban areas.

 

Well-suited for faster, smaller payload deliveries or as a service vehicle---from online grocery delivery to telecom maintenance---the EV410 offers versatility for a myriad of use cases and expands zero-emissions driving to companies like Verizon, helping them meet their sustainability goals while opening new and exciting markets for BrightDrop.

 

“Mainstream EV adoption by businesses will require the largest fleet operators to work together with innovators like BrightDrop in the development of vehicles that meet the particular needs of our business," said Ken Jack, vice president of fleet operations for Verizon. "Adding the EV410 to our fleet is the latest step in our commitment to Verizon achieving net zero operational emissions by 2035.”

 

The EV410 is the latest vehicle in BrightDrop’s ecosystem of last-mile solutions, joining the EV600, the company’s first eLCV slated to hit roads later this year; the EP1, an all-electric smart container designed to replace the age-old dolly; and a software platform for fleet and asset management.

 

BrightDrop plans to begin EV410 production in 2023 at CAMI Assembly.

 

Source: GM

 

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