California-based eMobility startup Canoo delivers a preview of an all-electric, multi-purpose delivery vehicle based on the company's familiar platform.
It's expected to cost around $33,000 (net, around €27,000) and can be reserved now for a refundable $100 deposit. First examples should be available in 2022, with production scaling and launch planned for 2023.
As an integral part of Canoo's business strategy, the functional design of the multi-purpose delivery vehicle is designed to serve a wide range of customers. At launch, the e-transporter will be offered in two size variants, with more to follow. In addition, large customers would have the option to work with the startup to develop a custom vehicle that meets their needs.
The so-called Multi-Purpose Delivery Vehicle (MPDV) is based on the company's familiar platform. The smallest MPDV1 variant has a length of 4.39 metres, a width of 1.95 metres and a height of 1.89 metres. The wheelbase is specified at 2.87 metres. The vehicle is powered by a 147 kW electric motor. A total of three liquid-cooled battery sizes - 40, 60 and 80 kWh - are available. Canoo quotes around 274, 402 and 483 kilometres respectively as the estimated WLTP ranges.
The load volume (from the back of the partition) is given as 5.66 cubic metres, plus around 0.85 cubic metres in the cabin. But what about the payload? Here the startup gives around 898 kg with the small battery, around 798 kg with the medium battery and 699 kg with the large battery.
The medium MPDV2 variant has a length of 5.21 metres, a width of 2.19 metres and a height of 2.56 metres. The wheelbase is given as 2.87 metres. This version is also powered by a 147 kW electric motor. There is also a choice of three battery sizes for the MPDV2. The startup gives an estimated WLTP range of around 177 km for the small battery with 40 kWh, around 306 km for the medium battery with 60 kWh and around 402 km for the large battery with 80 kWh.
The load volume (from the back of the partition) is given as 12.74 cubic metres, plus around 1.42 cubic metres in the cabin. The payload is 798 kg for the small battery, 699 kg for the medium battery and 599 kg for the large battery.
Canoo does not comment on the charging times, but it can be assumed that there will be a DC charging option in addition to the AC charging option, as the pictures clearly show a CCS connection. In addition, it will also be possible to connect electrical devices such as laptops, drills or even saws. For this purpose, the vehicle will be equipped with an AC connection.
However, it is not to remain with the two aforementioned versions of the E-transporter: Following the introduction of the MPDV1 and MPDV2, Canoo is preparing the market launch of a third, larger variant, which is to be in the Class 3 truck category.
Initially, the vehicle can be reserved in the U.S. After its U.S. debut, Canoo plans to try to launch the multi-purpose delivery vehicle in other markets such as Canada, Mexico and Europe.canoo.com, canoo.com