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BEV truck manufacturers charge ahead
Blue Arc's electric delivery van,
which features an integrated
solar-roof package, is expected
to hit the road in 2023.
Several companies announced new product offerings and prototypes of BEVs at
the NTEA Work Truck Week in Indianapolis.
by Matt Wolfe
T
he recent 2022 NTEA Work Truck Week show in Indianapolis,
Indiana, saw a flurry of battery-electric vehicle (BEV) reveals
and announcements. The market for Class 3 through 6 EVs is
getting more crowded by the day, evidenced by several interesting
developments and product offerings revealed on the show
floor. A sampling of the most significant:
Blue Arc EV
Blue Arc EV Solutions, a subsidiary of the Shyft Group, revealed and
exhibited a commercial-grade EV chassis and a Class 3 BEV walk-in
delivery van, as well as announcing a fully portable, remote-controlled
charging station called the Power Cube. " We created Blue Arc
not just for companies looking to evolve their parcel-delivery fleets
to electric power, but for the people - for our customers and the
drivers, " said Shyft CEO Daryl Adams. " We are ready to charge ahead
and bring the EV promise to reality for future generations. "
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" The EV walk-in delivery van is going to be one-ofa-kind
in the market, " said Brad Sigmon, VP of Sales at
Randy Marion Automotive Group. " Nobody else currently
has the capability to manufacture both the
chassis and the bodies like Blue Arc. "
The Blue Arc delivery van is a Class 3 BEV designed
for high-frequency, last-mile delivery fleets. The cargo
area features 635 to 800 cubic feet of storage and
offers several interior configurations depending on the
application. The van also features an integrated solarroof
package and lightweight aluminum honeycomb
shelving package. The exterior of the van is made from
a mix of aluminum and composites. The vans will be
offered in lengths 14 feet (4.3 m) to 18 feet (5.5 m) and
is scalable from Class 3 up to Class 6.
Shyft's commercial BEV chassis features customizable
length and wheelbase, enabling it to underpin a wide
TRUCK & OFF-HIGHWAY ENGINEERING
MATT WOLFE

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