The smallest and at around three and a half tonnes, though other designs weigh in at six and seven and a half tonnes. Each is built from ultra-lightweight composite materials, along with Arrival’s own hardware and all have been fine-tuned for inner-cities.
Formerly known as Charge Automotive, it’s a tech company based in Oxfordshire, with a new factory in Banbury. Arrival also supplies the motors and electronics for the Roboracer – the mad Formula E driverless race thing.
Vans rolling on streets of London
“We will be putting them through their paces over the next several months to see how they cope with the mail collection demands from our larger sites,” explains Paul Gatti, Royal Mail Fleet’s managing director.”