CityFreighter Inc. and AB-Joost have signed a development agreement to build CityFreighter's Beta Version of the CF1 at AB Joost's production facility in Belgium.
The CF1 is an all-electric Class 3 truck for last-mile logistics and features a modular concept that will decrease development costs and time-to-market significantly, according to the companies.
A fully functional concept was presented by CityFreighter at the ACT show in Long Beach, Calif., in 2019. The beta version is anticipated to be finished in March 2021, followed by homologation proceedings for a targeted start of production in the beginning of 2022.
CityFreighter is a start-up from California, developing fully electric low-floor Class 3 trucks for the last-mile delivery industry. AB-Joost is a Belgian-based bodybuilder, specializing in coaches and electric commercial vehicles. AB-Joost operates a 150,000-square-foot facility, equipped with the latest manufacturing technologies, located at the Belgium coast.
Both companies are focusing on building a long-term relationship and future commitments regarding assembly and distribution will be determined at a later stage.
Originally posted on Fleet Forward