Although electric vehicles are generally thought of in the context of, say, a Tesla, and while autonomous vehicles (AVs) are something that will allow drivers to become passengers, there is a whole realm of other electric AVs that are being developed.
One is going into trials later this year, the Faction D1.
Faction Technology focuses on the development of driverless tech for logistics applications.
It teamed with Arcimoto, which builds small, three-wheeled electric vehicles.
Ain McKendrick, CEO of Faction, said of the Faction D1 development, “Scalable driverless vehicle systems require engineering from the chassis up, and by leveraging the revolutionary Arcimoto Platform, we’re able to develop our driverless system much faster than using legacy vehicle designs. The end result will be a rightsized, ultra-efficient driverless delivery vehicle that reduces pollution and drives down costs for local and last-mile delivery fleets.”
The vehicle has a top speed of 75 mph and a range of about 100 miles. It can handle 500 pounds of cargo.
That 75 mph seems a bit, well, quick for even pizza delivery.