GM-backed BrightDrop renames last-mile electric van range

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Electric vehicle developer BrightDrop, a subsidiary of General Motors, has unveiled new names for its electric delivery vans and electric carts.

Originally dubbed the BrightDrop EV600 and BrightDrop EV410, the electric delivery vehicles have been renamed the BrightDrop Zevo 600 and BrightDrop Zevo 400.

The Zevo 600 is a long-range electric delivery vehicle boasting a 250-mile range on a full charge and featuring 600ft (17m3) of cargo space. The Zevo 400 is designed to electrify smaller and more frequent deliveries and features over 400ft3 (11m3) of cargo space.

Alongside the EVs, BrightDrop has also renamed its EP1 electric cart, which is now the BrightDrop Trace. The Trace is an IoT-connected, electric cart designed to optimize the transportation of goods over short distances and has been equipped with an electric hub motor capable of matching walking speeds of up to 3mph.

Launched at the technology expo CES 2021, BrightDrop has already delivered its first five Zevo 600 vehicles to FedEx as part of a larger order of 2,500 EVs. The company also signed an agreement to reserve 5,000 of its vehicles for Walmart.

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