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Blue Arc EV Solutions made its debut in March with its commercial EV chassis, an all-electric Class 3 delivery walk-in van, and a portable, remote-controlled charging station, the Power Cube. Shyft recently announced the first pre-order for its all-electric Class 3, 4 and 5 walk-in delivery vans from Randy Marion Automotive Group, one of the largest dealer groups in the Carolinas.
Following receipt of government approvals by this winter, Shyft expects to finalize a multi-year purchase order with Randy Marion for the pre-ordered walk-in vans, begin production in the Midwest and start delivery to Rand Marion in mid-2023. Fleet customers will be able to pre-order inline or at the dealership starting in September.
The full Blue Arc EV portfolio is available in Class 3-5 walk-in van configurations with body length options from 12 to 22 feet. Designed for high-frequency last-mile delivery fleets, these vehicles are powered by lithium-ion battery packs that can deliver 150-mile range at 50% payload in parcel mode with optional extended range packs available. In addition, multiple chassis wheelbase options are available at 178, 190, 208, and 230 inches.
The use of lightweight aluminum and composite body design provide higher durability against scratches and dents while supporting modular repair, the Shyft Group noted. The delivery van also features an integrated solar rood package for power auxiliary systems like heating and air conditioning.
With a strong focus of the end user, Blue Arc integrates the latest in proven vehicle and driver safety technology such as 360 degree cameras, large in-dash HD camera displays, and proximity sensors as well as keyless and automated entry, Designed with the driver’s comfort and productivity in mind, the delivery van is easy to drive and offers ease of entry/exit for last-mile deliveries with multi-stop routes.