General Motors has pulled the wraps off of the BrightDrop EV410 electric delivery van, which offers many of the same features and advantages of the larger BrightDrop EV600 van, only in a smaller mid-sized package.
Compared to the BrightDrop EV600, the EV410 has a shorter wheelbase of just over 150 inches and a length of under 20 feet. It also boasts 400 cubic feet of cargo space, an available GVWR of just under 10,000 pounds and an estimated battery-electric range of around 250 miles. As a reminder, the EV600 is 24 feet long and has a cargo capacity of 600 cubic feet. GM has not yet confirmed the length of the EV600’s wheelbase.
GM also announced today that Verizon will be the first customer to integrate the BrightDrop EV410 into its fleet, although it did not say how many vehicles the telecoms company has ordered. The electric utility van will be deployed in Verizon’s national maintenance and service fleets in late 2023.
“Well-suited for faster, smaller payload deliveries or as a service vehicle — from online grocery delivery to telecom maintenance — the EV410 offers versatility for a myriad of use cases and expands zero-emissions driving to companies like Verizon, helping them meet their sustainability goals while opening new and exciting markets for BrightDrop,” the automaker said of the new utility van.
The van will also come equipped with a wide variety of standard active safety features, including Front and Rear Park Assist, Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, IntelliBeam Automatic High Beams and an HD Rear Vision Camera. Additional available safety features include Rear Cross Traffic Braking, Blind Zone Steering Assist, Reverse Automatic Braking and HD Surround Vision, among more.
Production of the BrightDrop EV410 will take place alongside the larger EV600 at the GM CAMI Assembly plant in southern Ontario. Production of the EV600 is slated to begin at the CAMI site late next year, while production of the EV410 is not expected to begin until sometime in 2023.