Arrival and STMicroelectronics have announced the beginning of a cooperation aimed at enhancing Arrival’s next-gen electric vehicle portfolio with STMicroelectronics’ components and technologies. The future collaboration will indeed include products dedicated to processing, power and battery management.
As a matter of fact, Arrival has selected ST’s high-performance, secure automotive microcontrollers for their modular ECU platform, as well as other ST technologies including smart-power and battery-management devices for efficient vehicle electrification.
The UK-based startup has recently debuted on Nasdaq. First trials of the Arrival electric bus will be held in the UK by First Bus. Recently Arrival has signed a partnership with Hitachi Europe regarding the providing of new bus and infrastructure solutions to the European bus industry.
Arrival and STMicroelectronics join forces
The newly-announced collaboration will be extended to the entire Arrival portfolio, thus including vans, buses and the most recent addition, cars. The latter is being designed in partnership with Uber for ride-hailing. Arrival has already secured a commitment to purchase from UPS for up to 10,000 electric vehicles, with the option for 10,000 more, and will see trials of its vehicles starting later this year.
«We have been working with Arrival since their early stages, and we are proud of the journey accomplished together as they head towards production», said Michael Anfang, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Europe, Middle East and Africa Region at STMicroelectronics. «ST is a broad-based technology supplier for the mobility industry’s transition to electrified and digitalized platforms. This collaboration with a leading new entrant on the market is a testament to our ability to support various operating models. Arrival’s vehicles using ST technology will be an additional step towards our shared vision of cleaner mobility».
«STMicroelectronics are producing some of the best technology on the market today. At Arrival, choosing the most advanced technologies for our vehicles is crucial to extending the life of our products, improving their value whilst making them even more sustainable by extending their usable life», added Sergey Malygin, EVP of Technology at Arrival.