The UK-based electric vehicle maker Arrival announced on Wednesday that physical type approval testing is now complete for the Van, and the company expects to receive official paperwork over the coming weeks for European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (EUWVTA). Start production of the Van in Bicester, UK is expected for the third quarter of 2022 and Charlotte, NC, USA in Q4 2022.
“This is another milestone achievement for Arrival following the recent certification of our Bus, and is a testimony to our innovative technologies and our unique new method of design and production of electric vehicles. We are excited to see our customers start to operate our vehicles later this year,” said Denis Sverdlov, Founder and CEO at Arrival.
Recently, the company reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2022. Arrival CEO confirmed the total production of 400-600 Vans plus low volume production of Buses in the UK starting in the second half of the year.
Recently, the company had announced last week that the Arrival Bus has achieved EU certification and received European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (EUWVTA). The company successfully completed all required system safety testing to achieve EUWVTA.