Troy-based Electric Last Mile Inc. today announced its plans to reveal a working prototype of the Urban Utility, an all-electric medium-duty cab-forward truck, with production slated to begin in the second half of 2022.
With 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, the Urban Utility will be the second electric vehicle in ELMS’ last-mile portfolio.
“We have seen strong early indications of interest in our Urban Utility from fleets seeking more efficient and sustainable last mile delivery solutions,” says James Taylor, co-founder and CEO of ELMS. “With our reveal, we are excited to show our full suite of last-mile e-mobility solutions to some of the country’s largest delivery providers.”
ELMS will begin taking orders for the Urban Utility at the Route Consultant Contractor Expo July 30-31 in Nashville, and be joined by its strategic distribution partner, Randy Marion Automotive Group. At the expo, ELMS will host test drives of its Class 3 Urban Utility Medium-Duty EV and its all-electric Urban Delivery cargo van.
The Urban Utility also will come with a suite of connectivity solutions to provide 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. 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.