What are those Crazy Sci-Fi Delivery Trucks?

September 30th, 2021 Chris Phillip
What are those Crazy Sci-Fi Delivery Trucks?
If you start seeing futuristic-looking all-electric delivery trucks soon replacing the gas-chuggling brown and white/blue parcel trucks you've seen, well, forever, don't be surprised. It's just the latest parade of progress driving by your home.

Meet the BrightDrop EV600, a General Motors-backed project that hopes to retire gas-powered delivery trucks for good.

"General Motors recently announced that the first production builds of the new BrightDrop EV600 are now complete. The all-electric light commercial vehicle will be used by FedEx for last-mile deliveries throughout the upcoming Christmas season.

"The BrightDrop EV600 was developed in a mere 20 months, and is equipped with General Motors’ Ultium battery platform. The BrightDrop EV600 was also developed using the same virtual processes implemented with the new GMC Hummer EV." (Source: GMAuthority.com)

Converting from dinosaur juice to electrons will save big companies like UPS, Fedex and USPS about $7,000 a truck annually.

Full production is slated for November 2022.