Electric Last Mile Solutions Inc. (ELMS) has signed a binding, long-term supply agreement with Liuzhou Wuling Automobile Industry Co. Ltd., a supplier of automotive components and one of China’s leading automotive manufacturers of electric cargo vans and light duty specialty vehicles.
Under the agreement with Wuling Motors, ELMS will have long-term access to EV component systems and parts from Wuling Motors’ commercial EV cargo van platform for the manufacture of the ELMS all-electric Urban Delivery vehicle.
“At ELMS, we are reimagining the design of commercial vehicles as efficient, intelligent and profit-driving e-mobility workstations for our customers,” says ELMS co-founder and CEO, James Taylor. “We are delighted to be collaborating with a company of Wuling Motors’ caliber to broaden our long-term, strategic supply base.”
The agreement with Wuling Motors adds to the company’s existing and developing strategic partnerships with other industry-leading suppliers and service providers, including CATL for battery packs, Geotab for advanced telematics, Cox Automotive for comprehensive service coverage and Randy Marion Automotive Group for distribution.
The ELMS Urban Delivery, anticipated to launch later this year, is expected to be the first Class 1 commercial EV available in the U.S. market and will be produced at the company’s plant in Mishawaka, Ind. The Urban Delivery is anticipated to have a range of approximately 150 miles and is also expected to come with a suite of connectivity and productivity solutions, including over-the-air updates.