GM beats ProMaster BEV to the punch

GM has beaten the battery-electric ProMaster and the Rivian van to the punch by producing the first electric light commercial vehicle in the United States. The EV600, selling under the BrightDrop brand, started production of electric light vans today.

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The EV600 is the first van made by GM; the first ones will be delivered to FedEx Express. The EV410, a midsize van, was also launched; it was created for small, frequent trips. Verizon has already signed up to buy the EV410.

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