MIAMI—Ryder System Inc. plans to add 4,000 BrightDrop Zevo 600 and Zevo 400 electric vans to its lease and rental fleet over the next two years. The first vehicles will be deployed later this year in California, Dallas and New York City.

The Zevo 600 and Zevo 400 electric vans boast a range of up to 250 miles on a full charge, and can support a payload of 2,000 to 3,400 pounds, with 400 to 600 cubic feet of cargo space.

The vehicles will be assembled at General Motors’ CAMI plant in Ingersoll, ON.

“We aim to make fleet electrification as seamless as possible by investing in alternative vehicle solutions to offer sustainable and economic advantages for our customers,” says Tom Havens, president of fleet management at Ryder. “[We] continue to be at the forefront of identifying advanced and emerging vehicle technology by serving as an extended research and development arm for [our] customers.” 

According to Havens, the goal is to enable Ryder customers to test and broaden their EV footprint, enhance the driver experience and accelerate their sustainability initiatives.