- Arrival plans to build its second U.S. microfactory in North Carolina, to produce 10,000 UPS electric delivery vans. Its first, in South Carolina, is intended to build electric buses.
- The UPS order for 10,000 electric vans contrasts with the U.S. Postal Service’s recent announcement that only 10 percent of its all-new fleet will be electric.
- Arrival has received a large investment from Hyundai and Kia, with which it intends to collaborate on developing EVs.
U.K.-based startup Arrival, which has signed a contract with UPS for 10,000 delivery vans, has announced plans to open a second microfactory in the United States in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area not too far from its first one, in York County, South Carolina. The new plant will produce electric delivery vans for the United Parcel Service (UPS), the company said.
The startup company last year shared images of its toaster-shaped electric van, which will