BrightDrop shipped its first hand-built Zevo 600s in 2021.  -  Photo: BrightDrop

BrightDrop shipped its first hand-built Zevo 600s in 2021.

Photo: BrightDrop

BrightDrop announced it has started shipping the first 500 BrightDrop Zevo 600s built in Q1 at CAMI Assembly, its large-scale manufacturing facility in Ontario, Canada, according to the company's news release.

The company also announced its model year 2023 Zevo 600 is sold out. Additionally, Ryder plans to add 4,000 BrightDrop EVs to its rental and lease fleet through 2025.

In two years, BrightDrop has secured more than 30 commercial customers across industries like retail, rental, parcel delivery, and service-based utilities. This includes new customers like American Tire Distributors, WasteNot Compost, and Rexel USA, in addition to its already announced customers FedEx, Walmart, Hertz, DHL Express, and Purolator.

BrightDrop added that it is on track to accelerate the production of its electric delivery vans and reach the company's 50,000-unit annual volume capacity by 2025.

BrightDrop said it is taking reservations for the model year 2024 vehicles with deliveries expected to begin by mid-year 2023.

“Our customers have ambitious sustainability goals and they’re under extreme pressure to deliver on them. The quicker we can electrify commercial fleets, the quicker we'll help combat climate change. We’re laser-focused on scaling production to deliver for our customers and the planet," said Steve Hornyak, CCO of BrightDrop.

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