GM to build electric delivery vans in Canada

NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors plans to spend $800 million to turn a Canadian SUV plant into one that will make electric delivery vans. Work on the plant, which is in Ingersoll, Ontario, will start immediately. The plant currently makes Chevrolet Equinox SUVs. The electric delivery vans are part of GM’s new venture BrightDrop, which is building electric vehicles for delivery companies. The growth of online shopping has increased demand for electric vans as delivery companies look for cleaner vehicles to deliver packages. BrightDrop’s first customer is FedEx, which will get 500 of the GM’s EV600 electric vans later this year.