GM targets delivery companies with new EV business unit BrightDrop

by admin January 12, 2021 at 3:19 pm
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The electric delivery van is a vehicle designed and built off of GM’s Ultium architecture u2014 the heart of the company’s EV strategy. The first vans will be delivered to FedEx at the end of this year. BrightDrop expects to make the EV600s available to more customers to order starting in early 2022.n

The vehicle will be able to travel an estimated 250 miles on a single charge. Its peak charge rate will be up to 170 miles of EV range per hour via 120kW DC fast charging, according to GM.n

The inside is roomy with 600 cubic feet of cargo area and comes with a security system to keep goods safe. There is a 13.4-inch-diagonal, full-color infotainment screen, front sliding pocket doors, wide cabin walkways and a large auto-open cargo bulkhead door.n

u00a0The electric van comes standard with advanced driver assistance tech found in its consumer vehicles, including front and rear park assist, automatic emergency braking and other warnings to keep the driver in the lane. The van also comes standard with a forward collision alert, following distance indicator, front pedestrian braking andu00a0 automatic high beams and HD Rear Vision Camera.n

Customers can pump up the safety features and add options such as rear cross traffic braking, blind zone steering assist, reverse automatic braking, HD surround vision, rear pedestrian alert and enhanced automatic emergency braking.n”,”protected”:false},”excerpt”:”rendered”:”

GM has launched a new business unit to offer commercial customers u2014 starting with FedEx u2014 an ecosystem of electric and connected products, the latest effort in the company’s ambitious $27 billion bid to become a leading electric automaker. 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