Back in December 2022, full-scale production of the BrightDrop Zevo 600 officially kicked off at the GM CAMI plant in Canada. With the first units intended to fill orders for the U.S. and Canada, General Motors has now announced that the BrightDrop Zevo 400 and BrightDrop Zevo 600 will be soon available to order in Mexico.
In an effort to supply North America with electric delivery vans, General Motors has announced that it is expanding BrightDrop to Mexico. This comes as GM’s e-delivery tech business successfully launched in the U.S. in 2021, followed by an expansion into Canada in late 2022. To date, the demand for the electric delivery vans has been strong.
“Bringing BrightDrop’s products to Mexico is a key move in our mission to decarbonize delivery globally, while helping customers take advantage of the economic benefits of going electric,” BrightDrop Chief Commercial Officer Steve Hornyak was quoted as stating. “Electrifying vehicle fleets can positively impact the environment and companies’ bottom lines. By bringing BrightDrop solutions closer to our customers throughout North America, we can help make the EV transition as seamless as possible.”
“We are proud to introduce an unprecedented vehicle to the Mexican market,” GM Mexico President and Managing Director Paco Garza said in a prepared statement. “Its combination of advanced safety offerings, convenience features and best-in-class range make it the ideal option for our customers. Today’s announcement reaffirms our commitment to achieve a zero-emissions future.”
As a reminder, the BrightDrop vans derived motivation from Ultium battery and Ultium Drive motor technologies, which develop 300 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. More specially, the BrightDrop Zevo 600 offers 20 kW DC fast charging or AC Level 2 11.5 kW charging capabilities, and offers a peak recharging rate of 160 miles per hour.
Meanwhile, production of the smaller BrightDrop Zevo 400 will commence later this year.