Electric Deliver Vans Available Today/Near-Term in No. American and Europe

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Delivery vans might be the first vehicle segment to go 100% electric for several key reasons, including:

  • A small number of large customers, e.g., shipping carriers
  • A much lower total cost of ownership (TCO) which is key for fleet managers.
  • They help companies like Amazon, UPS, FedEx and others achieve their corporate sustainability goals.
  • Delivery vans typically only have a daily range need of less than 150 miles and so they can easily charge overnight with Level 2 charging and be ready to go again in the morning.
  • And by my analysis, there are at least 21 electric delivery vans either currently available, or will be by 2023, in Europe & North America. (see table below)

This is an exciting though somewhat under the radar segment, with a combination of legacy van makers (Ford, GM, FCA, M-B, PSA Group, VW, etc) and several new market entrants (Rivian, Arrival, Workhorse, Xos, Chanje, Bollinger). 


op & Bottom 5 States by EVs to Charger Ports-as of 9.31.21

New Jersey Has The Highest Ratio of EVs to Charger Ports

The state of New Jersey, which as as of September 31, 2021 had the 6th most cumulative EVs in the US, had the highest ratio of EVs to charger ports at 41.3 to 1. In a distant second place, California with 930,811 cumulative EVs, had a ratio of 27.2 to 1 charger port.

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