Arrival unveils electric van

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UK-based commercial EV manufacturer Arrival has unveiled technical details of the next phase in the development of its forthcoming all-electric van.
With a 1,975kg payload and cargo volume of 2.4m3 per metre in length, the Arrival Van has been developed alongside drivers and operators to maximise functionality for real world use.
Deployment of advanced in-house technologies throughout the vehicle are designed to provide customers with a connected experience and operators with data and fleet management tools to optimise the running of a fleet.
In-house components are enabled by Arrival’s proprietary software, which allows for real-time health monitoring and predictive maintenance to reduce downtime. The components are also upgradeable over time in both hardware and software.
Available in a range of variants, from 5.1m to 6.5m in length, the van is powered by a modular battery ranging from 44kWh to 133kWh, enabling operators to choose the battery configuration for their range requirements.
Furthermore, a lightweight aluminium frame and proprietary composite body panels decrease the weight of the vehicle for greater range efficiency, reduced frequency and cost of repairs and extended vehicle life expectancy.
Interior features 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, the vehicle comes with a raft of advanced driver assistance system features for increased safety, such as digital e-mirrors, 360-degree surround view, advanced emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, traffic sign recognition and lane keep assist.
“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.” said Avinash Ruguboor, president and chief strategy officer of Arrival.
“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.”
The Arrival Van will start public road trials with key customers this summer and is expected to start full production in Q3 2022.
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