Michigan-based Electric Last Mile Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: ELMS) says it is on track to begin production of electric delivery vans this fall at the former AM General Hummer plant in Mishawaka. ELMS says it was able to set its production schedule for 2021 based on customer demand.
Last week, the company met with suppliers for a status check on their readiness and production capabilities.
“We are pleased to confirm our intention to begin production at the end of the third quarter and that we have set our production schedule through 2021,” said ELMS Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer James Taylor. “Despite the delay in the closing of our merger, impacts from COVID-19 and a number of industry-wide supply chain and logistics challenges, we believe we are on track to produce an estimated 1,000 of our all-electric Urban Delivery vans this year.”
ELMS says it will manufacture Class I commercial delivery vans at the 675,000 square foot plant in St. Joseph County. The company says the Urban Delivery EV will be used for last-mile delivery.
The company says it has taken pre-orders from some of the largest delivery companies, including FedEx independent contractors and Amazon Delivery Service Partners.