Ryder says it plans to add 4,000 BrightDrop EVs to its rental and lease fleet through 2025, with the first 200 to be ordered this year. 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 about 2,000-3,400 lbs. The Zevo 600 has a cargo capacity of over 600 cubic feet and Zevo 400 has a cargo capacity of over 400 cubic feet.
Ryder plans to deploy model year 2023 Zevo 600 electric vans in its rental fleet in California, Dallas-Fort Worth, and New York City later this year. The new 2024 Zevo 600 and Zevo 400 models for lease and rental customers are expected to be available as early as summer 2023 and into the first quarter of 2024.
BrightDrop is taking reservations for model year 2024 vehicles today, with deliveries expected to begin by mid-year 2023.