Arrival, the global technology company creating electric vehicles, has unveiled specs of its new electric Van which will be starting public road trials with key customers this summer. London-based Arrival says its fully electric van excels across both payload (1975kg) and cargo volume (2.4m3 per metre in length) at a price comparable with fossil fuel vehicles, and with a substantially lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Arrival’s in-house components are enabled by its proprietary software which allows real-time health monitoring and predictive maintenance to reduce downtime.
The flexibility provided by the modular battery ranging from 44kWh to 133kWh, means that operators can choose the battery configuration that is best suited for their range requirements, further reducing costs and increasing efficiency.
Arrival’s Van will include heated seating, independent front and rear suspension, full cabin climate control and a 15.6” touch-screen interface to communicate data being collected from the vehicle directly to the driver in an optimal fashion.
In addition, Arrival vehicles are designed to maximise the safety and well being of drivers and the public on our roads and streets using advanced technologies. ADAS features, such as digital e-mirrors, a 360-degree surround view, Advanced Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitoring, Traffic Sign Recognition and Lane Keep Assist are all available across the range of Arrival Van variants, from 5.1m to 6.5m in length, offering an optimised product for any business or consumer.
The Arrival Van is expected to start full production in Q3 2022.
Avinash Ruguboor, President and Chief Strategy Officer of Arrival, says: “We believe that the rapid growth of e-commerce has led to a much higher demand for light commercial transport in cities, increasing both congestion and air pollution. We are in the midst of an important market transition as more and more fleet managers adopt cleaner and more sustainable methods and cities adopt stricter air quality measures, we are looking to accelerate that transition with a best-in-class solution that has clear benefits, at a purchase price and TCO that makes the transition the best possible commercial decision too.”
Arrival is a global business founded in 2015 and headquartered in London, UK and Charlotte, USA, with over 1,400 global employees located in offices across Germany, Netherlands, Israel, Russia, and Luxembourg. The company is deploying its first two Microfactories in South Carolina, US and Bicester, UK in 2021.