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How Startup 'Chanje' Plans To Make 'Last-Mile' Deliveries Electric

By Brian Spaen

Service vehicles aren’t getting as much attention in the electrifying market as consumer options in comparison to big-name companies. However, one of the easiest transitions to running on a battery could be the last-mile delivery service. With limited routes every day, it wouldn’t take much power to get these vehicles around in a single charge. One company has been silently behind the manufacturing of them and are gearing toward mass release already this fall.

Chanje (pronounced “change”) has been the secretive startup behind the new last-mile delivery vehicles. They’ve recently announced the first model, a V8070 electric panel van. It’s expected to hold up to 6,000 pounds of supplies while having a range of 100 miles. That’s more than the average urban delivery route of 70 miles per day.

On the product webpage, Chanje states there will be an average of 70 percent in fuel and maintenance costs. Based on an internal combustion engine, this electric motor would get 50 miles per gallon in comparison. Keeping the vehicle up to date would also cost less because of reduced working parts in comparison to traditional vehicles.