Arrival showed a new prototype of the Beta commercial van

Arrival showed a new prototype of the Beta commercial van

October 7, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

British startup Arrival, young and very promising, is developing commercial electric cars. The firm has already managed to receive large orders and investments from global companies. Now the British have something to show investors.

Arrival has unveiled a new prototype of the Beta commercial van. When creating this version, the developers took into account the feedback from large logistics companies that evaluated the Alpha prototype. After processing the data, the British have seriously changed their electric van to make it as comfortable as possible. User experience helped Arrival redesign the prototype.

So, for example, the developers have made the van doors more convenient, and the car body has acquired a more aerodynamic shape. The arrow-shaped windshield is taller, and the updated prototype also gets new headlights. The cab is accessed through a large sliding door. Inside the car there is a minimalistic dashboard and a large touchscreen, with which you can control all the functions of the van.

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The modular architecture allows you to “tune” the vehicle to specific business requirements: length, height, battery, cargo space.
The company emphasizes that the Beta prototype has managed to maximize the space: this provides the car with the best-in-class payload and volume.

The body panels are manufactured from patented thermoplastic composites. No paint shops or welding is needed because the panels do not need to be done. The van is equipped with LG Chem batteries with a capacity of 44 to 130 kWh. The power reserve has not yet been revealed. The top battery should guarantee the electric van a “mileage” of just over 160 kilometers. The first deliveries of the “green” van are scheduled for the 1st quarter of 2022.