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Last Mile Delivery Vans – Now, Without Gas Engines

Positive Future #27 (Feature photo – Chanje Van – Courtesy of Chanje) Much of what goes on rarely reaches mainstream media. Last month, Ryder Systems (one of the world’s largest medium duty truck rental companies with over 30,000 trucks in its rental fleet) purchased 125 fully electric delivery vans from Chanje (an American company in Los Angeles). The vans, get around 100 miles to the charge using a 70 KWh battery pack and can handle a 6,000 lb. payload. This battery pack is similar in size to battery packs in early Tesla model S cars. The implications for food delivery have yet to be explored, but may become more feasible…

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