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.
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.
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.