Blue Arc EV Solutions, a new brand of Novi-based Shyft Group, has announced the first pre-order of 2,000 vehicles for its Blue Arc all-electric Class 3, 4, and 5 walk-in delivery vans. The order was from Randy Marion Automotive Group, one of the largest dealer groups in the Carolinas.
The industry’s first commercial-grade, purpose-built EV chassis, Blue Arc is a fully reimagined from the ground up all-electric Class 3 delivery walk-in van; and has a fully portable, remote-controlled charging station called the Power Cube.
“I am extremely proud of the work the Shyft team has done positioning Blue Arc EV Solutions to meet customer needs,” says Daryl Adams, CEO of Shyft. “From the beginning just 14 short months ago, we’ve been confident in our EV commercial vehicle design because we have served last-mile delivery customers for nearly 50 years.
“We’ve hit all of our critical development milestones, and most recently we’ve validated that our range will meet our customers’ expectations, and this shows not only do we know what they need, we are delivering it.”
With Shyft’s existing coast-to-coast manufacturing and service infrastructure, it is working to deliver EV solutions at scale. Following receipt of government approvals by this winter, Shyft expects to finalize a multi-year purchase order with Randy Marion for the pre-ordered walk-in vans, begin production in the Midwest and start delivery to Randy Marion in mid-2023. Fleet customers will be able to pre-order online or at the dealerships starting in September.