GM absorbs commercial EV unit BrightDrop, CEO is out

BrightDrop, the commercial EV subsidiary of General Motors that launched in 2021, is being swallowed up by its parent company. GM said Thursday that BrightDrop — a “startup” that spun ou

GM’s BrightDrop to expand commercial EV business to Mexico

BrightDrop, GM’s commercial EV delivery business unit, announced Monday plans to expand sales of its flagship electric vans to Mexico.  The first two products coming to Mexico are the BrightDro

GM’s BrightDrop makes first commercial EVs delivery outside US

BrightDrop, the electric delivery van subsidiary of General Motors, has made its first delivery outside of the U.S. The company delivered 50 BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric vans to FedEx Express Canada o

BrightDrop signs Ryder as customer, starts first Zevo 600 deliveries

BrightDrop, the electric delivery van subsidiary of General Motors, has signed on supply chain logistics company Ryder as a new customer. Ryder plans to add 4,000 BrightDrop EVs to their rental and le

BrightDrop expands e-delivery van business to Canada with DHL Express

BrightDrop, General Motors’ electric delivery van subsidiary, added DHL Express Canada to its portfolio of customers, marking the company’s entrance into its first international market. Br

BrightDrop is tracking $1 billion revenue in 2023

General Motors’ e-delivery van subsidiary BrightDrop said Thursday it’s on track to reach $1 billion in revenue next year. The company, which launched in 2021 and was incubated at the automaker’

3 indicators to watch for on GM Q2 earnings day

The auto industry’s woes are far from over, but the second half of the year represents a return to planning for the future rather than responding to short-term supply chain crises. General Motors, w

Walmart doesn’t want Canoo selling EVs to Amazon

Walmart kicked off a deal with electric vehicle company Canoo on Tuesday to purchase 4,500 of its last-mile delivery vehicles. While the deal is not exclusive, it does prevent Canoo from making sales

GM finally agrees California can set vehicle emissions rules as it preps to scale EVs

In what appears to be a politically and economically savvy move by General Motors, the automaker said Sunday it recognized California’s authority under the Clean Air Act to set its own vehicle e

GM’s BrightDrop brings on Walmart as new EV customer as FedEx ups existing order

General Motors’ commercial electric vehicle unit BrightDrop has scored Walmart as a customer with a reservation of 5,000 e-delivery vans to help the retail giant reach a zero-emissions logistics

FedEx receives its first fully-electric GM Brightdrop delivery vans

FedEx has received its first five GM-built electric delivery vans out of 500 total. The move represents an important landmark for FedEx in its goal to be have an all-electric delivery fleet by 2040.

Proterra to build commercial EV battery factory in South Carolina, its third in US

Proterra, an American commercial electric vehicle company that produces transit buses and electric charging systems, is opening up its third battery factory in Greer, South Carolina. The factory shoul

GM’s electric delivery unit BrightDrop expands deal with Merchants Fleet

General Motors’ BrightDrop has scored a second customer for its EV410 electric delivery vans: fleet management company Merchants Fleet, which said Thursday that it had placed an order for 5,400 of t

GM’s electric commercial vehicle unit BrightDrop introduces second, smaller van for Verizon

General Motors’ BrightDrop continues its breakneck pace to market as the automaker takes aim at last-mile commercial and cargo delivery market segments. BrightDrop on Tuesday said it would add a sec

GM is adding two new zero-emission commercial vehicles to its lineup

General Motors said Wednesday it is adding two new zero-emissions vehicles to its commercial portfolio as it looks to expand its first-to-last-mile business arm, BrightDrop. The first vehicle will be

GM to launch fleet charging service to power commercial EVs, even at home

GM and its new EV business unit BrightDrop are launching a fleet charging service as the automaker aims to ramp up its bet on connected and electric commercial vehicles. The service, branded Ultium Ch

GM’s newest startup aims squarely at the commercial EV market

In the next few years, you'll more likely see an electric delivery van dropping off your packages than an electric car in your neighbor's driveway.

GM targets delivery companies with new EV business unit BrightDrop

GM has launched a new business unit to offer commercial customers — starting with FedEx — an ecosystem of electric and connected products, the latest effort in the company’s ambitious $27 bi