The Shyft Group, Inc. has announced that its Blue Arc™ EV delivery vehicles have been awarded the Green Car Journal 2023 Green Car Product of Excellence™. The prestigious award honors commercial vehicles that demonstrate exceptional environmental performance through improved efficiency, advanced technology integration, and innovative powertrains that reduce or eliminate carbon emissions.
Why It Matters
This recognition highlights the Blue Arc EV Solutions’ commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility in the competitive commercial vehicle market. Shyft Group’s CEO, Daryl Adams, expressed gratitude for the award and acknowledged the hard work of his team in developing the unique product, leveraging nearly 50 years of experience in custom, commercial-grade chassis and work-truck body design and manufacturing.
EPA test results indicate that the Blue Arc Class 3 all-electric delivery vehicle can achieve up to a 225-mile city range with a 165kWh battery pack. This extended range is capable of comfortably handling, and even surpassing, daily last-mile delivery routes. Furthermore, the Blue Arc Class 3 van has received a 200-mile range or 45 MPGe combined city/highway rating from the EPA, enabling it to offer customers increased cargo capacity and range simultaneously. The Blue Arc engineering team has achieved these impressive results by optimizing the chassis and employing lightweight materials for the body, creating an efficient and high-performing electric delivery vehicle.
The Shyft Group is set to begin production on the first order of 2,000 Blue Arc EVs in the latter half of this year. Since announcing its plans to enter the electric vehicle market in June 2021, the company has successfully balanced a rapid development timeline with the robust engineering required for hard-working commercial vehicles. The Blue Arc EV ecosystem includes Class 3, 4, and 5 all-electric walk-in vans. The Green Car Journal, which has been recognizing environmental leadership through its Green Car Awards™ program for the past 18 years, has further validated the Shyft Group’s commitment to sustainability and innovation in the commercial vehicle sector with this award.