Rip it up and start again: Arrival targets van sector

New companies in the van space know they’re entering a crowded market. How important is the space to budding manufacturer Arrival? By Xavier Boucherat

It is not unfair to say that incumbent manufacturers have been slow off the mark when it comes to electrification, which accounts in part for Tesla’s success. The Fremont manufacturer proved to the world that desire among consumers for quality electric vehicles (EVs) is real, and as such it has enjoyed a substantial first mover advantage. Could the same opportunities exist in the light commercial vehicle sector, where a similar lack of quality electrified offerings has frustrated fleets such as DHL—so much so that the German delivery giant effectively began making its own vehicles with Ford under the StreetScooter brand?

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