According to UPS, they have been working with ARRIVAL since 2016 and have developed a number of different prototypes of various sizes. The first vehicles are slated to hit the road last this year and the company has plans for a state-of-the-art fleet of 35 electric delivery vehicles.
The vehicles will eventually be deployed in London and Paris as part of a pilot program which will examine how well they work in a delivery environment. Specifications are elusive but UPS says the trucks are “lightweight composite vehicles” which will be able to travel more than 150 miles (240 km) on a single charge. UPS notes this is a “significantly” longer range than existing options and stated “ARRIVAL is the first commercial vehicle manufacturer in Europe to provide purpose-built electric delivery vehicles to UPS’s specifications.”