EV commercial vehicle and bus newcomer Arrival, will start trials of its first full electric light commercial with key customers this summer. The Arrival Van, which offers a walk-through bulkhead for urban deliveries, promises a payload of up to 1,975kg. It will be available in two lengths, of 5.1m and 6.5m and the firm claims up to 2.4m3 of load volume per metre of chassis length, resulting in load volumes of around 12m3 to 15.6m3.
The vans will use the firm’s modular battery design, offering outputs of 44kWh to 133kWh. A lightweight aluminium frame and composite body panels should keep unladen weight to a minimum, extending driving range and maximising load capacity. Independent front and rear suspension promise a good combination of comfort and handling.
The cab specification will include seat heating, climate control and a 15.6” touchscreen, to communicate vehicle data to the driver. The van will also come with digital e-mirrors, a 360° surround view system, Advanced Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitoring, Traffic Sign Recognition and Lane Keeping Assist.