GM to Replace Chevrolet Express with EVs in 2026  

General Motors announced that it will replace the Chevrolet Express with all-electric vehicles to reduce its environmental impact by 2026. The new vans will be based on the company's Ultium platform, also used for the BrightDrop Zevo 600.

This move is part of GM's larger plan to phase out internal combustion engines and transition to electric power. The company has already announced that it will discontinue sales of the Chevrolet Volt and Cruze and the Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac CT6.

GM has yet to release any details about the new all-electric vans. Still, it is expected that they will be similar in size and capability to the Express. The company is also expected to release a fleet of all-electric trucks shortly.

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According to our source, the Chevrolet Express cargo and passenger vans will be discontinued after 2025, with battery-electric vans in 2026.

The Chevrolet Express is the last of its kind. Ford and Dodge have already discontinued their large vans, and General Motors will follow suit.

The reason for this shift is the increasing popularity of battery-electric vehicles. Battery-electric vans have lower operating costs and are more environmentally friendly than gasoline-powered ones.

This shift will have a significant impact on the commercial van market. The Chevrolet Express has been a staple of the commercial van market for many years, and we will significantly miss its replacement.

GM has announced that it is developing a new line of electric vans based on its "skateboard" chassis and Ultium modular battery pack. The new electric van will be smaller than the current Express model. In addition, the van will be available in cargo and passenger configurations.

When it comes to cargo capacity, the Zevo 600 is king. With more than 600 cubic feet of space, it can easily accommodate whatever you need to transport. The Chevy Express, while a good option, currently only holds 284.4 cubic feet of cargo. It is the benefit of the upcoming changes.

BrightDrop delivered 150 Zevo vans to FedEx last week. This part of the EV business is vast and could switch the automotive business out of gas engines. FedEx plans to have 2500 BrightDrop vans as a part of its fleet and all-electric by 2040.

The potential market for electric vehicles is enormous. The global market for electric cars is expected to grow from $2.5 trillion in 2020 to $11 trillion by 2030. PwC reported it. That's a compound annual growth rate of 17.5%.

Electric vehicles can play a role in reducing emissions and helping to meet climate goals. According to a report by the International Energy Agency, the global electric vehicle fleet could reduce emissions by eight gigatons of CO2 by 2030. That's equivalent to the entire United States passenger vehicle fleet emissions.

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