In an attempt to catch up with the tightening emissions regulations, manufacturers of last mile delivery vans and small passenger models are rapidly upping their game. With Amazon taking the Climate Pledge we can safely assume that others will follow, so the torrent of EV vans will continue to grow. In today’s video we will be showing you the freshest models out there.
Some of the previous #AutomotiveTerritory releases that will keep you up to date with the most recent news from the EV market segment:
Hottest electric cars that were presented this year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrTm7yJf5l4
Crossover SUV models highly anticipated by the community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADjfi6M0nrE
All of the models that were shown in this release of the #ATelectriccars series:
Arrival Van: arrival.com/?id=2
The first model of the UK-based Arrival startup is planned for deliveries in late 2022, but this has not stopped the five-year old company from reaching an overall value of 5.4 billion dollars and securing huge contracts, including an order for 10 thousand vans for the United Parcel Service.
Canoo MPDV: canoo.com/mpdv
Canoo had been teasing a multi-purpose delivery van built on their proprietary skateboard platform since 2018. Now, it arrives in two versions, scheduled to start production in 2022.
Morris JE: morris-commercial.com
One of the best attempts to build a model that won’t be missed by a bypasser comes from the British company Morris Commercial. They were inspired by the iconic van from 1950s, the Morris J-Type.
Vauxhall Combo-e: gb-media.vauxhall.co.uk/en-gb/01-20-vauxhall-combo-e
Revealed in commercial and passenger iterations under both Vauxhall and Opel brands, the electric Combi van comes powered by a front-mounted motor with 134 horses and a standard floor-hidden 50kWh battery.
Ford E-Transit: media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2020/11/12/all-electric-ford-e-transit.html
One of the few electric cargo van options that will launch not only in Europe, but also in the US, the 2021 Ford e-Transit will offer standard, chassis cab, and cutaway body styles, plus three lengths and roof heights for the former.
Amazon Delivery Van by Rivian: aboutamazon.com/news/transportation/introducing-amazons-first-custom-electric-delivery-vehicle
As previously rumored, Amazon’s financial backing of Rivian at its infancy has concluded in a deal that will spawn 100,000 custom delivery vans by 2030.
Nissan e-NV200 XL Voltia: global.nissannews.com/en/releases/release-c50b72ec95ce20158e9bb37b2b0346b4-nissan-expands-electric-e-nv200-lineup-with-e-nv200-xl-voltia
According to Nissan, the e-NV200 is already a preferred last-mile delivery vehicle on the European market, but with the new Nissan e-NV200 XL Voltia, developed in cooperation with the Slovakian Voltia Automotive, the company is aiming to widen the van’s appeal.
Mercedes EQV: mercedes-benz.com/en/eq/eqv/eqv/
2021 Mercedes EQV arrives with more potential than your standard people hauler. The model offers two wheelbase lengths, 3 equipment levels, and several flexible interior layouts seating from 6 to 8 people.
Peugeot e-Expert: int-media.peugeot.com/en/new-peugeot-e-expert-vid%C3%A9os
The flagship model built over the PSA electric van platform, EMP2, surely arrives under the Peugeot banners. Besides the best exterior design in the segment, the award-winning Expert adds to its resume an electric drivetrain.
LEVC VN5: levc.com/vn5-electric-lcv-van/
Dating back to early 20th century, this company was the original creator of the famous hackney carriage aka black cab. In 2017, it reorganized into a new business entity under Geely ownership, entering the electric vehicles scene. In 2020, London EV branched out again, giving life to the VN5 electric van.
Opel Zafira-e Life: int-media.opel.com/en/06-17-opel-zafira-e-life
The passenger Opel/Vauxhall version of the Peugeot e-Expert will be primarily going after the wallets of European buyers. Offered in three sizes and several seating layouts the minivan can carry from 5 to 9 passengers.