British electric commercial vehicle manufacturer Arrival, has officially unveiled the the van it hinted at a few months ago.
The United Parcel Service (UPS) announced a deal with Arrival to trial 35 vehicles across London and Paris in May 2019 as part of a wider strategy to electrify their massive fleet of delivery vehicles. In January 2020 Hyundai Motor Group and Kia Motors invested €100 million into the company. More recently, UPS placed an order for 10,000 small vans from Arrival with the option for an additional 10,000.
The new all-electric delivery van was designed from the ground up to “set a new standard for commercial vehicles”. It’s lightweight aluminum frame and proprietary composite body panels aid in keeping the weight of the van on the lower side. With the eight variants (four lengths and three height options) the automaker is slated offer, the van’s payload can be as high as 1,975 kg, while the cargo volume is up to 14 m3, depending on the version,
According to the press release, the lowest battery capacity could be as low as 44 kWh. The battery capacity and WLTP rated range will be from 67 to 133 kWh and 112 miles to 211 miles.
As for the upcoming vans interior, it is expected to be equipped with heated seating, full cabin climate control, independent front and rear suspension, and a 15.6” touch-screen interface. It will also come complete with a package of safety features which will include: digital e-mirrors, a 360-degree surround view, Advanced Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitoring, Traffic Sign Recognition and Lane Keep Assist.
Production of Arrivals all-electric delivery van is slated to begin in Q3 2022. Check out all the details in the short video below: