The commercial electric vehicle market is quickly becoming rather competitive, with the Ford E-Transit due to launch later this year, the Ford F-150 Lighting Pro following next spring, Amazon testing its Rivian delivery vans, and General Motors’ BrightDrop business recently securing multiple orders for its EV600 van. Now, Electric Last Mile is following up the reveal of its electric Urban Delivery van (pictured below) with a new, medium-duty cab forward truck called the Urban Utility.
A working prototype of the Electric Last Mile Urban Utility will be revealed at the Route Consultant Contractor Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, which takes place July 30th-31st. There, customers will be able to participate in test drives of the Urban Delivery – which ELM says will be the first Class 1 commercial EV when it launches later this year, and the Urban Utility, a Class 3 vehicle.
“We have seen strong early indications of interest in our Urban Utility from fleets seeking more efficient and sustainable last-mile delivery solutions,” said James Taylor, co-founder and CEO of ELMS. “With our reveal, we are excited to show our full suite of last-mile e-mobility solutions to some of the country’s largest delivery providers.”
ELM says the Urban Utility will offer up to 250 miles of range unloaded, with a maximum payload capacity of 5,700 pounds. The medium-duty EV will support a variety of cargo box lengths, comes with a number of upfitting solutions, and will also feature a host of connected vehicle features, which will give fleet owners and operators a complete dashboard of information at a glance.
The Urban Utility is expected to enter production at Electric Last Mile’s Mishawaka, Indiana plant in the second half of 2022, though interested customers will be able to order the new truck at its reveal in Nashville next month.