American fleet management company Merchants Fleet has placed another large order for electric delivery vans with the General Motors brand BrightDrop. Merchants Fleet is ordering 5,400 of the smaller EV410.
With the current order and the 12,600 EV600s already ordered in February, Merchants Fleet has now ordered a total of 18,000 electric vans from the BrightDrop. The BrightDrop EV600s are known to be delivered to Merchants Fleet from 2023.
BrightDrop announced the EV410 at the end of September, this year with production scheduled to start in 2023. As an offshoot of the EV600, the EV410 adopts some features of its bigger model: the range is also said to be 250 miles.
The cargo space holds 400 cubic feet with an overall vehicle length of 20 feet and a wheelbase of just over 150 inches. BrightDrop puts the gross vehicle weight rating at “less than 10,000 pounds”, or less than 4.5 tonnes.
Merchants Fleet describes itself as the “fastest-growing fleet management company in the country.”