- Electric-vehicle startup Canoo unveiled two delivery vans Thursday and announced that a third, larger version is in the works.
- The futuristic-looking MPDV1 and MPDV2 will offer up to 500 cubic feet of cargo room and get an EPA-estimated range of up to 230 miles.
- Canoo offers customizations like storage lockers and shelving, and said large customers can develop a fleet of custom vans.
- Limited availability starts in 2022, with full-scale production beginning the following year.
Tesla may have a lineup of electric luxury cars and a battery-powered semi on the way, but it doesn’t offer any smaller work vehicles for last-mile deliveries and small businesses. EV startup Canoo is targeting that exact space with a new lineup of futuristic electric delivery vans it announced Thursday.
Canoo unveiled two multi-purpose delivery vehicles — a small MPDV1 and a medium-sized MPDV2 — and announced that a third, larger MPDV3 is in the works as well. The customizable vans can be tailored for use with many different types of businesses, Canoo said.
EVs are well-suited for commercial use, because range often poses less of a problem, commercial vehicles tend to follow predictable routes, and EVs are cheaper to run and maintain than gas-powered vehicles.
Learn more about Canoo’s delivery vehicles — which the company says will hit streets in 2022 — below.