Merchants Fleet is planning to procure 12,600 BrightDrop EV600s, a new electric light commercial vehicle built for long range deliveries. The EV600 from BrightDrop, GM’s latest, is powered by the Ultium battery system and aims to combine zero-emissions and safety in one vehicle. Merchants Fleet expects BrightDrop EV600s to enter its clients’ fleets starting in early 2023.
“We are proud to be the first fleet management company to work with BrightDrop, the innovative and vital new solution from GM,” said Brendan Keegan, CEO of Merchants Fleet. “Merchants Fleet is fully committed to the future of electrification and working to add BrightDrop EV600s to our clients’ fleets is an exciting part of our broader strategy. We look forward to continuing to expand our EV fleet capabilities to provide our clients with a range of electric vehicle services and solutions to meet their evolving needs.”
Merchants Fleet aims to have 50% of its mobility fleet portfolio electric by 2025, and 50% of its managed fleet portfolio fully electric by 2030. The company has officially launched Electrify Fleet, an innovative vehicle electrification initiative designed to rapidly deploy new electric commercial vehicles into the market with OEM partners.
“Merchants Fleet’s move to add such a large number of BrightDrop EV600s to their portfolio signals their strong commitment to accelerate the electric fleet movement, and their belief that BrightDrop solutions will help them and their clients achieve a greener and more efficient future,” said BrightDrop President and CEO Travis Katz.