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Forward of going public, EV startup Canoo unveils second car

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After the barrage of electrical pickup truck reveals we have been inundated with over the previous 12 months, it seems the following frontier within the electrical car area is the supply van.

The newest to throw its hat within the ring is Canoo, a California-based EV startup which is on the verge of going public. The corporate is following within the footsteps of fellow EV startups Nikola, Lordstown Motors, and Fisker by getting into in a so-called “reverse merger” with a particular goal acquisition firm whose shares are already publicly traded, on this case Nasdaq-listed Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp.

Canoo unveiled the brand new MPDV (Multi-Objective Supply Car) last-mile supply van on Thursday, and stated it plans to begin gross sales in 2022. Potential prospects ought to anticipate a beginning worth of about $33,000, Canoo stated.

It is the second mannequin from the EV startup after the passenger van unveiled in 2019 and promised for manufacturing in 2021. Canoo has additionally hinted at a sporty coupe as its third mannequin. All three are being designed round a skateboard-style platform with by-wire steering, and for its supply van, Canoo plans to supply battery sizes starting from 40-80 kilowatt-hours.

Canoo renderings for potential lineup

Canoo renderings for potential lineup

For the supply van, a single electrical motor will energy the entrance wheels and supply as much as 200 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. With the 80-kwh battery, Canoo estimates a spread of about 230 miles. With DC quick charging, Canoo stated the the battery might be charged to 80% capability in about half-hour.

There can be a number of configurations of the supply van to make it as versatile as potential. Essentially the most spacious model at launch will supply 500 cubic toes of storage (together with the entrance cabin) however a bigger model categorised as a Class 3 truck is deliberate.

Canoo MPDV electric van

Canoo MPDV electrical van

Among the customization Canoo will supply embrace the selection of roof top and rear door model, and the provision of lockers and a slide-out ramp. Canoo stated there may also be some stage of self-driving functionality obtainable when gross sales begin.

As for the place manufacturing will occur, Canoo has beforehand stated it plans to outsource manufacturing, however hasn’t mentioned these particulars but.

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