New player in the electric vehicle market Canoo Inc. is now officially taking orders for the company’s lifestyle, Multi-Purpose Delivery Vehicle (MPDV) and pickup truck offerings.
According to the company, potential customers can reserve one of Canoo’s vehicles for $100 by going online to.
“It’s no longer a question of whether America will go EV — but when. Our line-up is future-forward and succeeds where others have struggled: Giving people the EV that works smarter for them at a price that can work for their budgets. That’s why we are designing for flexible use cases and focused on productivity solutions,” said Tony Aquila, Chairman & CEO Canoo Inc.
“We are designing for people who work hard, play hard and need something reliable, that will last and give you value. We’re for the 99% not the 1%. Our vehicle line-up is built for the backbone of America – to give you value so you can work smarter.”
Portfolio includes vehicles for work and play
The Canoo vehicles that can now be reserved break down into three categories: Lifestyle, MDPV and Pickup.
The company revealed the Lifestyle vehicle will be the first of the three to hit the marketplace sometime in 2022. The price ranges between $35,000 to $50,000.
It is designed to be cabin forward to maximize interior space and function, with exportable power and customization options — all on a small footprint. It will come standard with multiple car seat anchor points and have enough space for five.
It will have an interior volume of just over 188 cubic feet, which is about the same as a large SUV, while the vehicle’s overall footprint and length will be in line with that of a Prius.
Its electric drivetrain puts out 300 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of peak motor torque and 250 miles of battery range. Final pricing will be announced in the new few months.
Small business vehicle also coming
The MDPV is designed to be used by a wide range of commercial customers, including small businesses, fleets and last-mile delivery companies.
It offers efficiency and class-leading cargo volumes, which will help businesses to reinvest and thrive, officials claim. This is meant to make delivery vehicle a great option for independent contractors, tradespeople, utilities and service technicians.
Bi-directional onboard charging maximizes functionality and turns the vehicle into a power plant for equipment and tools that can be powered up even at remote destinations.
The vehicle’s design is meant to accommodate workstations to store and access a variety of devices, products and equipment. Depending on the configuration, anticipated specifications include up to 200 hp and 236 lb-ft of peak motor torque with up to 250 miles of battery range.
Hot pickup truck market not forgotten
And no car company EV or otherwise can get along in the U.S. market without a pickup truck. The Canoo truck, like its stablemates, is fully electric with a cabin-forward design as well as steer-by-wire technology and proprietary multi-purpose platform architecture.
The truck will also have an extendable flatbed designed to compete with other pickup trucks on a smaller footprint. This will make it easier to maneuver and more convenient to drive. These are important features for people who will use the truck for things like work on construction sites.
It will also have exportable power, advanced exterior lighting, fold-down worktable and cargo storage, flip-down side tables, side step and storage, an extendable bed with space dividers and multi-accessory charge port.
Specs include dual or rear motor configurations, with 500-plus hp and 550 lb.-ft. of torque with dual motors, vehicle payload capacity of 1800 pounds and at least 200 miles of battery range.