BrightDrop Zevo 600 & Zevo 400 electric delivery vans available in Mexico
American automobile giant General Motors’ BrightDrop has officially announced its entry into Mexico – a new market for the brand’s Zevo 600 and Zevo 400 electric vans. BrightDrop’s entry into Mexico points to its fast expansion into the global commercial EV market. The brand launched its products in the United States in 2021 and expanded its business to the bordering country of Canada in late 2022. However, the first batch of its electric vans were delivered to Canadian customers in June this year. Now, it made its Zevo electric vans available for customers to order in Mexico as well.
In the Mexican market, both the BrightDrop Zevo 600 and the smaller Zevo 400 electric delivery vans will be available. The comparatively new brand is producing the Zevo 600 at the General Motors’ Ontario, Canada-based CAMI Assembly plant. Production of the electric van resumed recently following a pause caused by the Ultium battery shortage. As per the company’s claims, production of this electric model is gradually ramping up. In the case of the Zevo 400 all-electric delivery van, production is reportedly on track to start within the next few months.
BrightDrop Chief Commercial Officer Steve Hornyak said, “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. Electrifying vehicle fleets can positively impact the environment and companies’ bottom lines.”
The battery-powered BrightDrop Zevo 600 as well as Zevo 400 electric vans offer a driving range of up to 250 miles (roughly 402 km) on a single charge. The main difference between the two EVs is actually in terms of their length. While the Zevi 600 is 183 inches in length, the Zevo 400 measures 153 inches. Cargo capacity of the Zevo 600 is 615 cu. ft., while it is 412 cu. ft. in the case of Zevo 400.
As the lineup is now already available in North American markets, the company might further expand its business by making its products available in other markets of the world in the following years.
Founded in January 2021, BrightDrop is General Motors’ subsidiary business that offers a system of connected products targeting first and last-mile delivery customers, including light commercial electric vehicles (e-LCVs) and ePallets. Its first products were the all-electric Zevo delivery van and Trace e-cart, which was officially unveiled at the CES Las Vegas on 12th of January, 2021.