Perhaps better known for manufacturing electric buses, the London based Arrival company has revealed details of its new light commercial vehicle which will be built at factories in Bicester (UK) and South Carolina (USA). The new van will be undergoing public road trials with key customers this summer before being offered for general sale later next year.
A choice of battery options will give it a range of 90 to 200 miles with an impressive payload capacity of 1975 kgs. There will be a 6.5 mtr 'long' version in addition to the standard 5.1 mtr van.
And if this is the service van of the future, does that mean the service crew will be replaced by a bunch of motley R2D2s, or given the average service crew physique and intellect - Chewbaccas more likely?