The first BrightDrop electric delivery vans rolled off the Ontario assembly line Monday, December 5.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford joined GM at the opening of Canada’s first full-scale electric-vehicle manufacturing plant.
The GM plant in Ingersoll had been assembling gasoline-powered vehicles for more than three decades.
The plant will now build BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric delivery vans. GM aims to have as many as 50,000 of them rolling off this assembly line per year by 2025.
The announcement means Canada is the BrightDrop’s first international market.
BrightDrop also announced DHL Express was its first Canadian customer. DHL plans to add its first BrightDrop Zevo electric delivery vans to its fleet early next year.
Sources » BrightDrop Press Release / GM Investor Relations / Reuters / Just Auto / Detroit Free Press / Green Car Congress / Electric Autonomy Canada / Canada Auto World / TechCrunch / The Verge / AFP via Barrons