BrightDrop, a GM-owned company is set to add 4,000 electric vans to Ryder’s fleets. The company will now provide 4,000 Zevo 600 and Zevo 400 electric delivery vans to Ryder all through 2025.
BrightDrop Electric Vans Fleets
The electric van company that is owned by General Motors, BrightDrop will now provide 4,000 delivery vans to Ryder’s rental fleet through the year 2025 and this includes the upcoming Zevo 400 and Zevo 600 van models, 200 of which will be ordered this year by Ryder.
According to the company, Ryder plans to add the 2023 Zevo 600 vans to its rental fleet in California Texas as well as new york in the latter part of this year and it also expects to deploy the 2024 Zevo 600 and 400 models “as early as summer 2023 and into the first quarter of 2024.” And while the Zevo 600 and Zevo 400 vans of BrightDrop offer up to 250 miles of range on a full charge, the 600 is the bigger of the two, thus supporting a cargo capacity of more than 600 cubic feet as opposed to 400 cubic feet.
BrightDrop Has Committed Already To Providing Thousands of Its Electric Vans to Many Companies
BrightDrop in addition to Ryder already has committed already to providing thousands of its electric vans to firms such as Walmart, FedEx, DHL as well as Hertz. The EV maker has said that it has more than 30 commercial customers so far and that it has begun shipping more than 500 of the Zevo 600 vans that are built at the CAMI assembly plant that is based in Canada. BightDrop in the previous year predicted that it will raise $1 billion in revenue by the end of the year 2023 and that it also hopes to get a yearly output rate of 50,000 EVs at its CAMI plant by the year 2025.
Brightdrop’s Competition in the EV Space
BrightDrop however has a bit of competition in the electric delivery van industry. Rivian, for example, already has inked a deal to provide Amazon with its delivery vans, and the USPS is also set to order more than 9,000 E-Transit vehicles from Ford. Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz on the other hand has announced that its eSprinter van will come to the US in the second half of this year, although it does not have any official delivery partners as of yet.
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