UK startup Arrival secures order for 35 all-electric delivery trucks with UPS
UK-based startup Arrival has announced that it has received an order from UPS for 35 units of its all-electric delivery truck. The order for custom-built all electric delivery trucks is an indication of UPS’ ongoing efforts towards electrifying its huge delivery-vehicle fleet.
The neat-looking all-electric delivery truck was introduced by Arrival in 2017.
Prior to the 35 trucks order secured with UPS, Arrival had already inked a contract with Royal Mail for the delivery truck which it claims is a comparatively lighter-in-weight truck because of the use of “revolutionary ultra-lightweight composite materials.” The truck boasts Arrival’s custom built hardware, which mainly includes power electronics and motors.
About the order received from UPS for 35 all-electric trucks, Arrival said that the battery range of the custom-built trucks which it will deliver to UPS will be “more than 150 miles (240 kilometers).” With UPS and Arrival working on the development of the custom-built trucks since 2016, the first trucks will be deployed, for a trial period, in London and Paris towards the end of 2018.
In reference to the order placed by UPS for Arrival’s all-electric delivery truck, Luke Wake -- UPS’ International Director for Automotive Engineering in the Advanced Technology Group -- said: “UPS is working with ARRIVAL here in the UK because their smart electric vehicles are helping to reduce dependency on fossil fuel.”
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