Cenntro Automotive Group, a company that designs, manufactures and distributes all-electric, urban delivery vehicles, has unveiled its plans to expand its product portfolio with a purpose-built, all-electric Class 4 vehicle.
The vehicle, called the CityPorter, offers a range of up to 220 miles on a single charge, a payload of 5,700 pounds and a top speed of 60 mph. The vehicle was purpose-built to support last-mile delivery needs with its generous payload and 636 square feet of cargo capacity. Cenntro anticipates showcasing the CityPorter to U.S. fleets in the second half of 2021 and is currently looking at opportunities to engage in demo programs for U.S. and EU fleets. To support the launch of the CityPorter, Cenntro plans to expand its infrastructure in both the U.S. and Europe and intends to work directly with fleets and sustain its operations with a complementary network of truck dealers and distributors.
“We are confident that we can ramp our production as we move through 2021 and introduce the CityPorter to U.S. and European markets, delivering the quality and performance that top tier fleets demand,” says Peter Wang, chairman and CEO of Cenntro.
The CityPorter will be equipped with Cenntro’s proprietary telematics. The company says its Smart platform drives powerful two-way data exchange and offers fleet management advanced integration with other business applications optimizing route planning, reducing downtime and delivering true big data management.
In line with the announcement, Cenntro’s stated its plans to re-establish manufacturing sites in the U.S. and Europe in late 2021. The company also plans to open an Engineering and Innovation Center in New Jersey in the second quarter.
Photo: Cenntro’s all-electric CityPorter