Electric Last Mile, Inc. (ELMS) will reveal its working prototype of the Urban Utility electric medium-duty cab-forward truck, and begin taking orders, at the Route Consultant Contractor Expo on 30-31 July. Held in Nashville, Tennessee, the annual Expo is the largest independent gathering of FedEx Ground contractors in the country.
ELMS will be joined at the Route Consultant Contractor Expo by its strategic distribution partner, Randy Marion Automotive Group, and will host test drives of both its Class 3 Urban Utility medium-duty EV as well as its all-electric Urban Delivery cargo van.
ELMS expects to begin production of the Urban Delivery later this year.
The Urban Utility will offer an estimated range of approximately 250 miles unloaded, the ability to support variable cargo box lengths and an expected payload of around 5,700 pounds. Start of production is expected in the second half of 2022, and its introduction would position ELMS to offer commercial electric vehicle solutions spanning the Class 1 to Class 3 last-mile segment.
The Urban Utility is also expected to come with a suite of connectivity solutions that would allow fleet operators full visibility of their vehicles in near real time, as well as the ability to turn each Urban Utility vehicle into a Wi-Fi hotspot. In addition, ELMS expects to include over-the-air software update capabilities aimed at reducing vehicle downtime. As part of its integrated business model, ELMS also plans to offer upfitting solutions to customize the Urban Utility to fleets’ individual end-use cases.