Cenntro Automotive Group (Cenntro) unveiled its plans to expand its product portfolio with a purpose-built, all-electric Class 4 vehicle to serve the last-mile urban delivery market.
The vehicle, called the CityPorter, offers a unique solution to fleets and logistics customers, offering 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 CityPorter 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 US fleets in the second half of 2021 and is currently looking at opportunities to engage in demo programs for US and EU fleets.
“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.
The CityPorter will be equipped with Cenntro’s state-of-the-art telematics. Cenntro’s 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.
To support the launch of the CityPorter, Cenntro plans to expand its infrastructure in both the US and Europe and intends to work directly with fleets and sustain its operations with a complementary network of truck dealers and distributors.
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.