The commercial electric vehicle startup “Arrival” announced the final specifications of their electric delivery van that will go into production after completing the tests this summer.
It can be found in different lengths, from 5.1 meters to 6.5 meters, and with modular batteries that offer different capacities, from 44 to 133 kWh.
The company revealed the final specifications of an intermediate variant, the H3L3, which is 5.79 meters long and can have batteries from 67 kWh of capacity.
The modular architecture allows the Arrival van to be configured based on the space available to locate the battery, modifying the capacity, height and length.
In this way, it will be possible to meet the business requirements of each of your customers without the need to modify the production process. According to the company, the vehicle “has been designed to maximize space and obtain the best payload capacity and the highest volume in its class.”
The modular battery that powers the electrical system can be configured in four capacities ranging from 67 to 133 kWh. In an estimated way, they offer WLTP autonomy ranging from 180 kilometers with the smallest battery to 340 kilometers in the case of the largest.
With the 67 kWh capacity battery it will be possible to transport loads of up to 1,975 kilograms. The increased weight of the batteries in the intermediate versions means that this capacity is reduced in them.
With the 89 kWh battery it is 1,855 kilograms, with the 111 kWh, 1,735 kilograms and with the 133 kWh at 1,615 kilograms. In any of these configurations the cargo volume is 14 cubic meters.
In all cases, the maximum speed that the van can reach is 120 kilometers per hour. The vehicle features 16-inch wheels with 235/65 / R15 tires, independent front and rear suspension, and 180mm ground clearance. Arrival has worked on its maneuverability and has achieved a turning radius of just over 13.1 meters.
Both hardware and software are developed with the future in mind, so modular mechanical components and software can be upgraded.
This feature will allow its price to be comparable to that of diesel vans, thanks to a much lower cost of ownership than these.
Arrival announces that they will provide data on the actual cost of the vehicle later, when it begins receiving data from tests on its customers’ fleets.
More about Arrival
Arrival is a startup located in the United Kingdom that has managed to gain a foothold in this sector thanks to the investments of large companies such as Hyundai-Kia or UPS.
At the end of 2020 they presented the Beta prototype of the electric delivery van that practically showed the final production model. In this second generation, Arrival has taken into account the comments and observations of logistics companies, such as UPS, DHL and Royal Mail, who were able to evaluate the Alpha prototype.
Written by I Jhonattan González