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GM Expands Plug-In Push to Delivery Vans, Ultra-Luxury Cars

  • CEO Barra says world demand for EVs at inflection point
  • GM teases electric Chevy pickup, other models at CES
A FedEx Corp. branded BrightDrop electric cargo van.
A FedEx Corp. branded BrightDrop electric cargo van.Source: BrightDrop
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General Motors Co. is doubling down on its push into electric vehicles with new luxury and commercial models designed to tap what it expects will be fast-growing demand for battery-powered transportation.

The automaker said it’s creating a wholly owned company called BrightDrop that not only supplies battery-powered vans but also offers fleet-management services. GM also previewed several upscale models for well-heeled retail buyers.