Electric Last Miles Solutions Inc., a pioneer of electric and intelligent mobility solutions for commercial vehicle customers based in Troy, announced its intention to move ahead with plans to launch the Urban Utility vehicle after the ELMS board of directors approved production.
The Urban Utility is a Class 3 commercial electric vehicle targeting over 5,700 pounds of max payload, more than 11,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and approximately 125 miles of range. The company expects the price to be competitive with internal combustion engine counterparts.
The cab-over-chassis design of the vehicle is configurable and can be outfitted with a dry box, flat bed, stake bed, and other customizable cargo options. ELMS hopes the introduction of the Urban Utility expands its target customer applications, including delivery, construction, landscaping, towing, and refrigeration.
“After the prototype Urban Utility was shown and tested with customers for the past several months and received such strong feedback, we are excited to proceed with our plan for production and delivery in 2022,” says James Taylor, CEO of ELMS.
“As market demand for commercial EVs continue to increase due to rising emissions standards, legislative action and corporate ESG goals, the Urban Utility is an equally capable, emissions-free option compared to its ICE counterparts.”
With the introduction of the Urban Utility, ELMS will have a product portfolio spanning the $130 billion North America Class 1 through 3 commercial vehicle market. It will join the ELMS Urban Delivery EV, which began production in late September and is the first Class 1 commercial EV in the market.