BrightDrop Announces Merchants Fleet Plan to Expand to Purchase Order of 18,000 BrightDrop Electric Vehicles

Nov 18, 2021 By MarketDepth

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General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) owned BrightDrop has reported that Merchants Fleet plans to expand its purchase order to 18,000 BrightDrop electric vehicles with the addition of 5,400 EV410s.  The EV410 order adds to the 12,600 EV600s that will be integrated into the company’s fleet beginning in 2023.  “Merchants Fleet’s plan to purchase such a large order of our electric commercial vehicles shows they are serious about leading the fleet industry’s transformation to an all-electric future, and confident in BrightDrop’s ability to bring that vision to life,” said Travis Katz, BrightDrop president and CEO. “The collaboration with Merchants Fleet opens the door for other companies that want to electrify their fleets by providing access to our portfolio of electric vehicles, which is a critical step toward decreasing vehicle-related emissions in the communities where we live.”

250 Mile Range

The EV410 is a mid-sized electric vehicle that has an estimated range of up to 250 miles on a full charge.  This vehicle is better suited for faster, smaller payload deliveries or as a last-mile and traditional service vehicle.  “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.”