Here Is Every Cool Electric Van Coming In The Next 3 Years
These are the coolest electric vans coming within the next 3 years.
Electric vans are being announced left and right as of late, and the commercial side of automobile manufacturing is becoming more apparent. Large e-commerce sites, such as Amazon, are signing contracts for thousands of electrically powered cargo vans, while consumer-oriented passenger vans are also being developed. So, without further ado, here are all of the coolest electric vans coming in the next 3 years, from all countries.
1. Canoo MPDV1 and MPDV2
Automotive startup Canoo has unveiled two electric delivery vans, the MPDV1 and MPDV2. Boasting up to 200 cubic feet of cargo space, and available with 40 to 80 kWh battery packs, the Canoo MPDV1 is capable of 130-230 miles on a charge. The MPDV2 on the other hand has the ability to transport 450 cubic feet of cargo, and benefits from an EPA-estimated 100-190 miles of driving range. DC fast charging is onboard, and both vans utilize a 200 horsepower front-wheel drive configuration. Additionally, a third commercial van, the MPDV3, should be exhibited soon, along with a passenger variant. The Canoo MPDV1 starts at $33,000 and both Cybertruck-looking vans are slated to arrive in 2022.
They will be available in 2022, and offer up to 450 cubic feet of cargo capacity.
2. BrightDrop EV600
General Motors launched a new subsidiary last week, one that is dedicated solely to the development and production of electric delivery vehicles. The company's first products will be the EP1 pallet and the EV600 van, both of which will arrive within 2021. The EV600 uses GM's Ultium battery platform, and has an EPA-estimated range of 250 miles. The latter is replenished via the van's DC fast charging system, which can add a whopping 170 miles per hour. The delivery van also has an abundance of technology, including a 13.4-inch infotainment screen, a motion sensor security system, and numerous safety features. 600 cubic feet of cargo can be stored at the rear, and it will go on sale in late 2021.
The company will utilize GM's Ultium battery platform for an electric delivery van and an automated pallet that brings packages to doorsteps.
3. Ford E-Transit
Ford welcomed a new CEO in October 2020, one that's doubling down on Ford's commercial vehicle advancement. Included with this intention was the Ford E-Transit, an electric version of the Transit van with more technology and features. Starting around $45,000, the E-Transit certainly isn't cheap, but does come with a 12.0-inch infotainment screen, a fleet management system, and 126 miles of range. It's also attainable in virtually any configuration available - panel-van, double-cab, long-wheelbase, etc. Powering the electric van is a 266 horsepower electric motor and a 67 kWh battery pack. The Ford E-Transit will arrive in early 2022 for the U.S and spring 2022 for Europe.
Ford has fully unveiled the E-Transit electric van. It offers 126 miles of all-electric range and starts under $45,000.
4. Bollinger Deliver-E
EV startup Bollinger, the same company that will make the B1 and B2, has released the first images and details for its electric delivery van. Called the Deliver-E, it's powered by battery packs ranging from 70 to 210 kWh, and sends all power to the front wheels. Production is scheduled to begin in 2022 and, presumably, numerous changes will be made - like raising the suspension.
5. Rivian-Built Amazon Van
Another startup, Rivian, which is partially funded by Ford, has signed a deal with Amazon to build 100,000 electric delivery vans by 2030. The van in question will be on the road in 2021, but not many details have been released yet. What we do know is that it will have a 360-degree camera, up-to-date driver assistance features, and Alexa integration.
6. Volkswagen ID.Buzz Microbus
While the ID.Buzz electric Microbus is delayed until 2023 for the U.S, it could become one of the most popular vans once it finally arrives. The electric van pays homage to the legendary VW Type 2 Microbus - often called the VW Bus - and has a unique and nostalgic exterior and interior design. Expected to start around $40,000, the new Microbus will not-so-directly challenge slightly optioned Chrysler Pacifica hybrids. Volkswagen has released some of the concept's specifications, like, for example, its powertrain, which should consist of 369 horsepower and all-wheel drive. A commercial variant will also be available, likely having 201 horsepower. The VW ID.Buzz Microbus will go on sale in 2022 for Germany and 2023 for the U.S.
The eagerly awaited electric van was previously set to go on sale in 2022 for the U.S