Last-Mile delivery vans are the ones that make online shopping possible. From clothes to food, everything relies on last-mile vans. With the growing demand, it’s all going electric. In 2019, Amazon announced to buy 100,000 electric vans from Rivian over a few years, this was before the trend of electric cars. Since this announcement by Amazon, electric vans from Ford and Stellantis have been confirmed to hit the market next year. Beyond that, it’s worth noting that the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, the 2023 Chevy Silverado, and fully electric Ram 1500 are due to launch in 2024. These fleet customers are more sophisticated, they actually do calculations about the cost of ownership. Stellantis has incredible software that will map out what habits customers need to adapt to charge their vehicles and learn the battery size. Sowers say that light-duty vans will be the first to go all-electric.
Heavy-duty vehicles such as large trucks need hydraulics with power needs that are tougher to define from day to day if electric power becomes the norm in the industry. There’s a huge need for electrified doorstep delivery for one and one reason only, the last-minute deliveries have a huge impact on the environment. With more and more big corporations taking a shift towards electric vehicles, the market for EVs is at an all-time high.