Merchants Fleet Orders 5,400 Electric Vans from GM BrightDrop Unit
November 22, 2021
Merchants Fleet has reserved 5,400 BrightDrop EV410s, the all-new, mid-size electric light commercial vehicle purpose-built for the delivery of goods and services over long ranges, as well as other service applications. The announcement underscores Merchants’ fleet electrification leadership position, as BrightDrop’s first and largest FMC customer, with the highest intent to buy electric vehicles to date.
“We are dedicated to meeting our fleet clients’ EV needs, from top to bottom,” said Merchants Fleet CEO Brendan P. Keegan. “Every fleet has different requirements, so we need to provide flexibility and offer best-in-class solutions, at every level. The electrification of fleet is no longer in the future—It is here, and we are proud to work with BrightDrop to reach diverse segments and drive this transformation forward.”
With an estimated range of up to 250 miles on a full charge, the
mid-size EV410 offers exceptional curb management and maneuverability,
and is well-suited for faster, smaller payload deliveries, or as a last
mile and traditional service vehicle. The EV410’s gross vehicle weight
rating [GVWR] of less than 10,000 pounds also limits the need for
additional operating licenses. By providing many of the same features as
the larger BrightDrop EV600 in a lighter weight package, the EV410 is
making zero-emissions driving a possibility for new segments.