GM to Introduce All-New EV Transit Vans in 2026

July 8th, 2022 by


General Motors (GM) will be replacing two of its transit vans in favor of all-electric vehicles. The two vans are the Chevy Express and the GMC Savana, both of which will see their final run after the 2025 model year. GM will replace the two vans with BrightDrop’s electric vans. As of late, GM has been focused on building its EV lineup. With vehicles like the all-electric GMC Hummer EV and upcoming GMC Hummer EV SUV, the automaker is hoping to make a big impact on the EV market. These new electric transit vans will further solidify GM as an EV maker and will help spread the word about the automaker’s Ultium EV platform.

GM Will Introduce New EV Transit Vans

General Motors (GM) will be replacing two of its transit vans with electric ones. The Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana will see their last days after the 2025 model year. GM will then replace the two full-size vans with its startup company BrightDrop’s electric vans. BrightDrop is focused on last-mile deliveries and has thus far produced a small fleet of 150 delivery vans. These electric commercial vans make use of GM’s Ultium platform which serves as the platform for the automaker’s electric vehicles. 

BrightDrop’s EV vans consist of the EV410 and Zevo 600. The EV410 is smaller, offering 400 cubic feet of space, while the Zevo 600 is larger, offering 600 cubic feet of space. GM will likely model its new transit vans off of the Zevo 600 commercial van, though they will most likely be smaller. They will utilize GM’s Ultium modular battery pack and will offer a battery range similar to the Zevo 600 which is currently 250 miles. As for the charging rate, GM’s commercial vans have a charge rate of 170 miles an hour using a 120kw fast charger.

GM is hoping to have its transit van fleet consist fully of electric vehicles by 2026. The gasoline Chevy Express and GMC Savana will be discontinued by then. GM expects its new EV transit vans to offer seating for up to 15. Though there has been no confirmation, the automaker may also have plans to convert its commercial vans into school buses. This would help play a part in the $5 billion clean school bus program which was funded by last year’s infrastructure bill. For now, we know that GM will be beefing up its fleet with new and innovative electric vehicles. We’ll have to wait for more details, but it’s clear that the future of EVs is coming.

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