INGERSOLL, ON—General Motors is investing $800 million to mass-produce commercial EVs at its 32-year-old CAMI assembly plant here. The first vehicles off the line will be the BrightDrop EV600 delivery truck.
BrightDrop is an all-new business within GM offering commercial customers an ecosystem of connected and electrified products designed to improve the delivery of goods from the first to last mile. It aims to help business-to-business customers reduce cost of ownership, improve productivity and safety, and improve their carbon footprints and sustainability efforts. Initial products will include the EP1 electric e-pallet, a software platform for fleet and asset management, and the EV600 light commercial vehicle.
Between 1989 and 2011, the CAMI plant operated as a joint-venture between GM and Suzuki Motor Corp. During the past decade, it has assembled the Chevrolet Equinox sport utility vehicle.