Electrifying delivery vehicles is no longer a race predominantly amongst startups. In the past year, big-name OEMs have revealed plans for an entire lineup of new battery-electric commercial vehicles — ranging from Ford’s unveiling of the 2022 E-Transit to Mercedes-Benz’s announcement that eSprinter is heading to the U.S. market.
As for General Motors, there has been a flurry of announcements this year (no surprise given its commitment to invest $35 billion into EVs and autonomous through 2025). It began In January, with GM CEO Mary Barra presenting both a new business unit called BrightDrop and the EV600 at the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show (as well as the electric pallet, the EP1). Just three months later, GM built on this by announcing the Ultium Charge 360, an integrated platform for EV users to easily access charging stations and services. Now in July, the latest news is that of the expansion of the Ultium Charge 360 for fleets.