UPS is teaming up with ARRIVAL to develop a fleet of 35 eco-friendly electric delivery trucks that will eventually be deployed in London and Paris as part of a pilot program. Technical specifications have not yet been revealed, but UPS says the trucks are ‘lightweight composite vehicles’ capable of traveling 150 miles on a single charge. “We’re excited to collaborate with UPS to create an affordable, modular, fully electric delivery vehicle designed to make deliveries in our busy cities clean and quiet. With its unique, wrap-around front window the driver has a much wider field of view that improves not only the safety of the driver but also that of cyclists and pedestrians,” said ARRIVAL CEO Denis Sverdlov. Continue reading for a video showing the version built for the UK’s Royal Mail.
“Besides the generous electric range, the delivery vehicles will be equipped with advanced driver assistance systems that promise to improve safety and reduce driver fatigue. There’s no word on specifics but UPS went on to say the trucks will have a ‘highly advanced vehicle display’ which will be intelligent and connected,” reports Car Scoops.