Canoo on Thursday unveiled its next electric powered vehicle—a shipping and delivery van. It will enter constrained output in 2022, adopted by entire-scale manufacturing in 2023, with a commencing selling price of $33,000, the startup claimed in a push release.
The van takes advantage of the similar “skateboard” system as the folks carrier Canoo unveiled late final year. The platform was always intended to help multiple physique kinds, with Canoo teasing a shipping van as considerably again as 2018, then once more before this year.
Canoo thinks the packaging efficiencies of an electric powertrain, as well as lessen working charges in contrast to gasoline or diesel vans, will make its shipping car appealing to commercial fleets. Very similar thinking has led fellow startups Rivian and Arrival, as nicely as established automakers like Ford and Mercedes-Benz, to produce electric powered vans.
Very similar to internal-combustion vans, Canoo will present minimal-roof and higher-roof variations of its EV, dubbed MPDV1 and MPDV2, respectively. A 3rd, larger sized, model named MPDV3 is on the way as perfectly. It will also present 40-kilowatt-hour, 60-kwh, and 80-kwh battery packs, with EPA-estimated vary of 130 miles, 190 miles, and 230 miles, respectively, for the MPDV1 variation.
With the most significant battery pack, DC quickly charging can achieve a 20% to 80% cost in 30 minutes, Canoo stated. Vans will also be geared up with 120-volt and 240-volt AC power stores to run applications or digital equipment.
Canoo MPDV electrical van
The MPDV styles are entrance-wheel generate, with a single electric powered motor giving 200 horsepower and 236 pound-toes of torque.
Canoo reported its skateboard platform’s steer-by-wire procedure will give the vans a tight turning radius, while successful packaging will make it possible for for 30% extra cargo volume than equally-sized inside-combustion vans, as properly as a minimal 17-inch move-in top, according to the firm.
Canoo also mentioned it will companion with corporations on tailored automobiles. The flat-sided shipping van seems properly suited to the canvas wraps Canoo previously demonstrated as a way to brighten up its passenger van. However, advertising of the shipping and delivery van will likely stray from the design the organization normally plans, which is centered about subscriptions (and Tesla-model referrals).
The timing of this reveal is in advance of a formality that will end result in Canoo trading on the NASDAQ in the around upcoming. Canoo is 1 of quite a few EV startups making an attempt to go general public with out possessing delivered a one buyer automobile.
The 7-passenger van, which was driven by Jay Leno earlier in the 12 months, appears as a much-off principle car or truck, whilst the firm promises that it will transfer in advance to creation with a great deal the very same glance and attributes in 2021.