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The Traditional White Van Is About to Receive an Environmentally Friendly Makeover

They are one of the most ubiquitous features on roads around the world, but the white van could be headed for a completely green upgrade thanks to an inventive new fleet of battery-powered alternatives.

UK-based start-up, Arrival, have developed an innovative new electric van called; the Generation 2, which they hope can transform everyday white vans into green focused, 100% sustainable delivery vehicles.

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Arrival’s mission is to create affordable electric vehicles for mass use that have a lasting positive impact on the environment.

The Eco-friendly Generation 2 promises a range of up to 300 miles, can carry a payload of 4250 KG, and has a price lower than traditional petrol-powered and other electric vans currently on the roads.

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The Generation 2’s have been made using ultra-lightweight materials to help reduce their overall weight, and feature plug-and-play structure to make it possible to easily update and upgrade the fleet when necessary. The vans are also come autonomous ready.

So far, Arrival have trialed the eco-friendly vans with the Royal Mail, DHL and DPD, and have partnered with John Lewis to provide a fleet of delivery vans.

Prototypes of the electric van’s first full versions are expected on the roads in late 2019, with full-scale production set for 2021.

For more information on the Arrival Generation 2 electric vehicle  visit Arrival online.

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