Today at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2021, General Motors announced the creation of a new division that will focus on the delivery sector. The BrightDrop division will offer an integrated ecosystem in which reside electrical products, software and services touching on the first to the last mile of product delivery.
Ultium goes commercial
From the electric delivery pallet (the EP1, available in early 2021) to the EV600 electric light commercial vehicle (set to hit the road in late 2021), BrightDrop will introduce GM's Ultium platform to the commercial vehicle segment with a model that offers a range of 400 km. FedEx Express will be the first customer of the new integrated solution.
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A growing market
GM estimates that by 2025, the combined U.S. parcel, food delivery and logistics market will be worth more than $850 billion. According to the World Economic Forum, demand for last-mile delivery in urban areas, fueled by e-commerce, is expected to grow by 78 percent by 2030, resulting in a 36 percent increase in delivery vehicles in the world's 100 largest cities.