The ERLM1 concept is an anticipated electric side-loading vehicle from GM’s new ecosystem of electric first-to-last-mile products, BrightDrop, which includes software and services that are designed to enhance delivery and logistics companies in an effort to move goods more efficiently. Specifically, the BrightDrop ERLM1 is believed to be related to the ERLV, or Electric Rapid Load Vehicle, which is expected to offer a means to transport multiple EP1 electric pallets at once.
One possibility is that the ERLM1 will be comprised of a structure similar to the BrightDrop EV600 will be used to transport the EP1 electric pallets.
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While the BrightDrop ERLM1 remains a concept along with the ERLV, the automaker has stated that its current two products, the EP1 and EV600, are only the beginning. BrightDrop will continue to grow its product offerings over time to include a portfolio of integrated, zero-emissions products to help drive further efficiencies and address emerging customer needs.
With plans to continue innovating, BrightDrop and FedEx Express have another pilot scheduled to take place in one of the biggest urban centers of the U.S. this quarter. FedEx Express is also slated to be the first customer of the EV600, receiving their vehicles later this year. It’s possible that the ERLM1 is undergoing similar experimentation prior to entering the market.
“Our need for reliable, sustainable transportation has never been more important,” said Richard Smith, FedEx Express regional president of the Americas and executive vice president of global support. “BrightDrop is a perfect example of the innovations we are adopting to transform our company as time-definite express transportation continues to grow. With this new suite of products, we will help improve the safety, security and timeliness of FedEx Express deliveries, while reducing our environmental impact and protecting the well-being of our couriers.”
BrightDrop will initially serve customers in the U.S. and Canada. It will have a customer support team to assist with every aspect of operating and servicing BrightDrop products, including supporting charging and infrastructure installation, advising on upfitting services, and retrofitting a current fleet vehicle to integrate with BrightDrop products. BrightDrop support services will also assist with maintenance needs, including securing parts and scheduling repairs.
See BrightDrop ERLM1 sales numbers for all markets, including the United States and Canada (coming soon).
- Information for market (country) specified.
- Sales information compiled from various sources by GM Authority and Motrolix.
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