Los Angeles-based automotive startup Canoo has unveiled designs for two all-electric multipurpose delivery vehicles (MDPV) with prices starting at $33,000. Slated for limited availability beginning in 2022 with a launch planned for 2023, the compact delivery vehicles were designed to meet the needs of small businesses as well as the last-mile delivery needs of larger companies. The first iteration of MDPV will come in two options — MPDV1 and MPDV2 — with three different battery sizes for estimated ranges between 90 to 230 miles per charge.
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Designed for space efficiency, Canoo’s compact all-electric delivery vans will provide spacious interior cargo volume — with nearly 30% more parcel volume than other comparable delivery vehicles — with a small vehicle footprint. Ergonomics have also been an important design consideration, from the integration of urban maneuverability with a steer-by-wire system that eliminates hand-over-hand driving to low step heights of 17 inches. Customers can also customize the vehicle with add-ons such as storage lockers, a roll-up style door, ramp slide outs and more.
As a ground-up electric design, Canoo’s MPDV was created with mobile workspaces in mind. A 125V or 240V AC output power plug can be integrated into the vehicle for powering equipment from laptops to power tools such as drills and air compressors. The vehicle will be built on Canoo’s propriety EV platform with features such as steel-frame construction, transverse composite leaf springs, data reporting capabilities and support for cutting-edge software-as-a-service (SaaS).
Both vehicle variants will offer three battery sizes: 80, 70 and 40 kilowatt-hours. The largest-capacity battery will have a DC Fast Charging time of 28 minutes from 20% to 80% charge. The MPDV1 will be the more affordable of the two options and offers a total cargo volume of 230 cubic feet. The more spacious MPDV2 will offer a total cargo volume of 500 cubic feet.
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