The US-American EV designer and manufacturer Cenntro Automotive presented plans to expand its product portfolio with a purpose-built, all-electric Class 4 vehicle to serve the last-mile urban delivery market.
The CityPorter, as the battery-electric vehicle is named, 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. Further infrastructure expansion is planned in both the US and Europe to help support the launch of the CityPorter. For this Cenntro intends to work directly with fleets and sustain its operations with a complementary network of truck dealers and distributors. However, the manufacturer did not add exactly how much would be invested in the construction of charging infrastructure.
In line with the announcement, Cenntro’s stated its plans to re-establish manufacturing sites in the US and Europe in late 2021. Also, Cenntro will open an Engineering and Innovation Center in New Jersey in the second quarter of 2021. “We are confident that we can ramp our production as we move through 2021 and introduce the CityPorter to US and European markets, delivering the quality and performance that top tier fleets demand,” said Peter Wang, Chairman, and CEO.