General Motors will offer a new full-size Chevy electric van model. The new Chevy van EV will join an upcoming Chevy-branded medium duty truck as part of General Motors’ expanding all-electric commercial vehicle lineup.
The new electric van and electric medium truck were confirmed by GM CEO Mary Barra during a recent call with investors.
“Both will complement BrightDrop and keep our commercial fleet market share growing,” Barra said during the recent investors call. “We’ll share more details about these products as we move forward.”
Although GM is keeping details on the forthcoming Chevy-branded electric van under wraps, Barra did say that the new vehicle will “exceed expectations” of those customers who have bought a GM van in the past.
General Motors declined to provide an exact date with regard to the release of the forthcoming Chevy electric van. However, it is expected to arrive after the 2025 calendar year.
The new electric van will complement General Motors’ new BrightDrop business. First announced during the Consumer Electronics Show, BrightDrop will provide last-mile all-electric deliver solutions, software, and services to delivery and logistics companies, offering a variety of electrically motivated products. These include BrightDrop EP1, an all-electric propulsion-assisted pallet, and the EV600, an electric light commercial van.
The commercial EV market is expected to grow significantly in the coming years, with Ford and Daimler both developing new products for the segment. Rivian is also part of this space.
Currently, GM’s ICE-powered van products, including the Chevy Express and GMC Savana, continue to sell well, with sales growing 27 percent during Q1 of 2021. The sales performance is in spite of the Chevy Express’ old age, with the 2022 model year marking the 26th year of production, making it one of the longest-produced automotive designs in U.S. history.
Sales Numbers - Full-Size Vans - H1 2021 - United States
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