Electric Last Mile Solutions (ELMS), a manufacturer of all-electric delivery vans and trucks, announced recently it intends to move ahead with plans to launch the Urban Utility vehicle after the ELMS board approved production, according to a news release.
The Urban Utility is a Class 3 commercial electric vehicle targeting over 5,700 lbs. of max payload, more than 11,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), and about 125 miles of range. Its price positioning is expected to be competitive against ICE counterparts. The cab-over chassis design of the Urban Utility is highly configurable, and it can be outfitted with a dry box, flat bed, stake bed, and other customizable cargo options. ELMS sees the introduction of the Urban Utility as an opportunity to greatly expand its target customer applications, including delivery, construction, landscaping, towing, and refrigeration.
With the introduction of the Urban Utility, ELMS will have a product portfolio spanning the $130 billion North America Class 1-3 commercial vehicle market. It will join the ELMS Urban Delivery EV, which began production in late September.