What may seem like a quirky transportation device from the future, much like the Mercedes 2025 Concept Truck
, is actually a clever solution to many of the issues that slow down last mile deliveries (a term that refers to the last leg of delivery). In line with the rest of the auto industry, the van will be all-electric with a range of 168 miles, or enough for a full day of deliveries. The zero-emissions drivetrain will also lift two barriers that normal delivery vans face: entering city centers with bans on gas and diesel engines
and skating around neighborhood noise limits that prevent early morning or late night deliveries. To facilitate more quick deliveries, there are two drones stationed atop the Vision Van that can grab packages out of the van.