General Motors has the future in its sights, especially when it comes to electrification. In January, the automaker announced the launch of a new business that will help lower business costs and reduce emissions. BrightDrop business solutions show once again that General Motors is committed to a brighter tomorrow for all.
“BrightDrop offers a smarter way to deliver goods and services,” said Mary Barra GM Chairman and CEO. “We are building on our significant expertise in electrification, mobility applications, telematics and fleet management, with a new one-stop-shop solution for commercial customers to move goods in a better, more sustainable way.”
General Motors brings BrightDrop to market with two launch products: the EP1 and EV600. The former is a propulsion-assisted, electric pallet that allows for the efficient movement of goods. GM says the EP1 has a payload of up to 200 pounds and can carry 23 cubic feet of cargo.
Also launching this year is the EV600, a fully electric light commercial vehicle. Using the Ultium battery system, GM estimates the EV600 will deliver 250 miles of range on a full charge as well as 600 cubic feet of total cargo area.*
Helping General Motors get BrightDrop off on the right foot is delivery services leader FedEx Express. FedEx Express couriers helped GM complete a pilot program with the EP1, finding that it enabled up to 25 percent more packages to be delivered per day. General Motors says that FedEx Express will also be the first to put the EV600 to the test later this year.
With BrightDrop, General Motors innovates yet again, making it a leader in the automotive revolution. You can see firsthand how GM is revolutionizing the way we drive when you visit Graue Inc. in Lincoln, Illinois.
*GM estimate based on a full charge and subject to change prior to production. GM Estimated range based on current capability of analytical projection consistent with SAE J1634 revision 2017 – MCT. Actual range will vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.