General Motors debuts a new company called BrightDrop, and a new all-electric commercial delivery van called the EV600. The new company is meant to provide logistics vehicles and solutions to companies such as FedEx Express. Here is everything we know so far.
You may have heard about the Rivian Amazon EV delivery van, the Bollinger electric Deliver-E, and the Canoo EV van. The new BrightDrop EV600 is meant to compete against these vehicles and other vans such as the 2022 Ford eTransit and the upcoming Mercedes-Benz eSprinter 2.0. GM and BrightDrop hope to have these electric vans working on the roads by the end of 2021.
The GM EV600 has the following specs and GM says it is based on the Ultium electric chassis and platform that also will underpin the vehicles such as the GMC Hummer EV trucks. The EV600 is said to have an estimated driving range of up to 250 miles on a full charge. It offers up to 600 cubic feet of cargo area (hence the name of the van). The GVWR is 10,000 lbs or below. The EV600 will offer fast charging 120 kW DC capability and allow to gain up to 170 miles of range in about 1 hour.
Thanks to our friend Andrew Glinski, we have some new images of the upcoming Amazon Rivian EV delivery van in full Amazon colors in the wild on a California highway. The images are below.
Here is one of EV600s main competitor for 2022 and beyond – the upcoming Ford eTransit.