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Canoo's "Lifestyle Vehicle" electric van to start at $35,000

Canoo's "Lifestyle Vehicle" el...
Canoo is offering its Lifestyle Vehicle in an "adventure" trim
Canoo is offering its Lifestyle Vehicle in an "adventure" trim
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Canoo is offering its Lifestyle Vehicle in an "adventure" trim
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Canoo is offering its Lifestyle Vehicle in an "adventure" trim
Canoo says its Lifestyle Vehicle will hit the market in 2022
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Canoo says its Lifestyle Vehicle will hit the market in 2022
Pricing for the Canoo Lifestyle Vehicle will start at US$34,750
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Pricing for the Canoo Lifestyle Vehicle will start at US$34,750
Canoo's Lifestyle Vehicle
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Canoo's Lifestyle Vehicle will be available in a number of trim options
Canoo's Lifestyle Vehicle offers an interior likened to an SUV with enough space for five to seven people
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Canoo's Lifestyle Vehicle offers an interior likened to an SUV with enough space for five to seven people
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Mobility startup Canoo now has a number of electric vehicles in the pipeline, but has now offered a few new details on what will be the first cab off the rank, a multipurpose van it calls the "Lifestyle Vehicle." The company's entry to the market carries a relatively modest price tag in the world of EVs, with preorders now open for the all-electric van and a couple of its other offerings.

Originally conceived as a spacious people mover only available through a subscription model, Canoo offered a first look at its debut van back in 2019. The vehicle was to be built on the company's EV skateboard platform and be powered by an 80-kWh battery pack, which can be recharged to 80 percent in under half an hour and offers a range of 250 miles (400 km).

These core details remain unchanged, as does the single-motor drivetrain sending 300 hp to the rear wheels, along with the electronically-limited top speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). The cabin offers the same type of spacious interior you'd find in an SUV, with seating for five to seven, which Canoo says is suitable for families, ride-hailing, urban transport and adventures.

Canoo's Lifestyle Vehicle offers an interior likened to an SUV with enough space for five to seven people
Canoo's Lifestyle Vehicle offers an interior likened to an SUV with enough space for five to seven people

However, what has changed in the couple of years since Canoo first announced the van is the addition of different trim options, including base, premium and adventure. Adventure includes improved bumpers and a new metal skid plate for durability, along with more ground clearance and a "more muscular profile."

Canoo's Lifestyle Vehicle
Canoo's Lifestyle Vehicle will be available in a number of trim options

Canoo has announced that pricing for the Lifestyle Vehicle will begin at US$34,750 and run up to $49,950, depending on the trim and other options. It has opened up preorders for the van via a deposit of $100, along with its previously announced electric pickup truck and delivery van, though no pricing has been revealed for those models.

The company says the Lifestyle Vehicle will hit the market in 2022, with deliveries for the pickup truck and delivery van to follow in 2023.

Source: Canoo

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12 comments
12 comments
Scylla Sailing
Oh yes please! Though it does resemble (at least in my head) an urban version of the Chariot from Lost in space.
Chase
I'd give it, and the Canoo pickup, more credit if they built it as a true cab-over vehicle instead of just a EV with a normal seating position and a 40sqft greenhouse for a dash.
StanislawZolczynski
Body design just asks for airbag activated front shield.
vince
Sure looks a lot like VWs original van from the 60's
FB36
I have seen many other electric vehicles which looks similar & IMHO this is actually quite possibly common/standard car/vehicle design of the future!!!
Why?
Realize that regular car designs are actually wasting a lot of available/valuable space in front of the car (which is just used for the engine, instead of providing more space for people/cargo)!
VincentWolf
Vaporware until proven to just get people interested and then whammy them with twice the costs. Then claim unexpected chip shortages, battery expenses caused them to raise the price.
minivini
The price, design flexibility, and range make this one a very strong contender. I’ve been on their “waitlist” since the initial announcement, but I’m hesitant to make a deposit until they release more info on all the accessories. I’m having a hard time deciding which would be a better fit for us - van or truck, but leaning towards the van.
Signguy
Uhhh, is the vehicle in the picture coming or going...?
jerryd
The one that supplies these size vans at that price will sell all they can make. Both personal and business needs these badly yet big auto refuses to supply them in the US.
2hung2b
judging from the orientation of the sideview mirror and the license plate, id say going.