As electric technology advances, more and more manufacturers are producing their take on the electric van. Many of these are based on their diesel counterparts and look very similar to the previous models.
Arrival, a UK startup, has taken a slightly different track. Their design is wholly new, and much of their planning is based around a modular build philosophy. All of Arrival’s vehicles, including a large bus, are built from the same modules, allowing easy scalability.
So what do we know about the Arrival van?
The van in this latest press release is the L3H3 model, which is 5.79m long. Arrival are planning for their van range to have lengths between 5.1m and 6.5m.
A modular battery system allows Arrival to provide configurations from 67kWh to 133kWh. This provides a potential maximum range at around 211 miles.
Payload is listed as 1,975kg for the 67kWh vehicle, with the weight of the additional batteries dropping it to 1615kg for the 133kWh van.
The Arrival van is being rolled out in a limited capacity this Summer with UPS. As the year goes on, Arrival plans to ramp up production by opening additional Microfactories across the UK. Once pre-orders have been met, the van will likely be available for purchase and lease in the middle of 2022.
Arrival is hoping to match – or even beat – the price of comparable diesel vans.
To find out more, visit Arrival’s website here.