The company’s first new electric trucks will go into service this month at Walmart operations in New Orleans, with additional deployments expected in the coming months Gatik, the AV short-haul logistics company that entered the Canadian market last November in a deal to supply Loblaw Companies Ltd . with autonomous grocery delivery vehicles, today unveiled the first electric vehicles in its fleet. The company’s debut EVs are electric autonomous box trucks — specifically, converted Ford Transit 350 HDs developed in collaboration with Via Motors Inc. , a Utah-based EV developer and manufacturer of both OEM conversion vehicles as well as its own EVs. “Helping our customers as they meet their ambitious emissions targets is a key pillar of our long-term strategy,” says Gautam Narang, Gatik’s CEO and co-founder. A range of about 190 kilometres (120 miles) and can be fully charged in less than 90 minutes First launch in New Orleans Gatik , which is based in Palo Alto, Calif., but also has a sizeable operation in Toronto, is deploying its first electric trucks for a customer in New Orleans. In an e-mail interview with Electric Autonomy , Narang revealed that the customer is Walmart, which was also Gatik’s […]


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