Arrival zero-emission van has achieved EU certification, as well as European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (EUWVTA). This is quite an important milestone for the newcomer, whose last mile delivery electric vehicle is expected to be produced and commercialized quite soon. To know more about Arrival, here’s our exclusive interview with Andrea Finardi, Head of Commercial for Southern Europe.
How’s Arrival got the EU certification
Arrival successfully completed all the required functional and safety testing to achieve EUWVTA, which is a critical step towards starting trials with customers in the coming months. The company is expected to start production of the Van in Bicester, UK, later this year.
“Our customers are tremendously excited about the Arrival Van and the unique offering it provides them. With an unrivalled user experience and lower total cost of ownership it will help them accelerate their transition to zero-emission vehicles. This version of the vehicle we started in 2020, so to have passed all certification tests in this short time frame is a truly monumental achievement by the whole team. We now look forward to starting production later this year and delivering vehicles to our customers, in order to help to make cleaner air for cities all over the world”, said Denis Sverdlov, Founder and CEO at Arrival.
Let’s get familiar with micro factories
Let’s remind that the Arrival Van will be manufactured using Arrival’s pioneering new method of production, that is to say using microfactories placed in cities all around the world. Microfactories are expected to have a lower Capex and cost of assembly, shorter commissioning time and be more environmentally friendly than traditional methods of production.
Arrival has over 140k non-binding LOIs and orders for variants of the Arrival Van. With commercial vehicles covering higher mileage on a daily basis, they are one of the biggest contributors to air pollution in Europe, accounting for 13% of road transport carbon pollution. The Arrival Van has been made to help accelerate the transition to electric vehicles, creating cleaner air for cities all over the world.