General Motors Launches Business Line for Electric Delivery
By Matt Grossman
General Motors Co. is rolling out a business line dedicated to
delivery and logistics using electric vehicles.
The Detroit-based automotive giant Tuesday said the business,
called BrightDrop, will sell an "ecosystem of electric
first-to-last-mile products, software and services."
Products under the new business line will include a light
commercial vehicle with a 250-mile range and 600 cubic feet of
cargo area, and a propulsion-assisted electric pallet for moving
goods over short distances with a payload of 200 pounds.
The electric pallet has been piloted with FedEx Corp. employees,
GM said, adding that in the trial it allowed couriers to handle 25%
more packages a day. GM said FedEx will also be the first customer
for the planned electric vehicle, receiving its first of the EV600
vehicles later this year.
The vehicles will be powered by GM's Ultium battery system and
will be more broadly available starting early next year, GM
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