General Motors has announced it is accelerating the timeline for converting its CAMI Assembly facility in Ingersoll, ON to production of the BrightDrop EV600 electric commercial vehicle.
The new timeline will enable the doubling of units built during the first year of production. “We are ramping up our support for BrightDrop production at CAMI to serve the growing market for electric delivery solutions,” said Scott Bell, GM Canada president and managing director. “CAMI will play a key role in GM’s vision for a zero emissions future.” In April 2022 Chevrolet Equinox production will end at CAMI and BrightDrop equipment will be moved to Ingersoll, reducing the time needed for plant changeover. BrightDrop is a new business from GM for commercial delivery and logistics for an all-electric future. BrightDrop offers commercial customers an ecosystem of connected and electrified products and services that allow delivery and logistics companies to move goods and services more efficiently, driving down costs while reducing harmful emissions and congestion on city streets. Its initial products include the EP1 electric e-pallet, a software platform for fleet and asset management, and the EV600 light commercial vehicle that expands the Ultium platform to commercial vehicles.