The retail giant has agreed to purchase 4,500 electric vans — called Lifestyle Delivery Vehicles — from start-up automaker Canoo. Both companies are based in Bentonville, Ark. The vans are for what Walmart calls “last mile deliveries,” including delivering online orders from its stores. Walmart says it might buy additional vehicles from Canoo if the need arises. Vehicle production is expected to begin in late 2022, with deliveries expected for early 2023. Canoo plans to introduce a similar-looking pickup and a larger cube-style delivery van. All will originate from the company’s plant in Oklahoma.

The Canoo Lifestyle Delivery Vehicles will be used by Walmart for “last mile deliveries.” Both companies are based in Bentonville, Ark.

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