Updated: Aug 15, 2020
LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) is developing a comprehensive conversion programme for its highly anticipated VN5 electric van.
The manufacturers of London’s iconic black taxis has already deployed a small fleet of converted TXs to provide VN5 ‘prototype’ vehicles for trials with partners such as DPD, Royal Mail and Octopus Energy, showcasing the electric van’s competence in difference working environments.
Now, ahead of launch in Q4 this year, LEVC is working with industry leading converters to create authorised conversions across a number of different sectors including Utility, Parcel Delivery, Facilities Management, Refrigeration and Emergency Services.
The conversions will incorporate the latest high strength, light-weight materials to maximise payload and maintain durability. All authorised international converters will be provided with an LEVC converter manual as well as having direct access to the LEVC’s design and engineering team based at Ansty, Coventry in the UK.
The conversion portfolio will be supported with all the necessary accessories to meet customer requirements. LEVC is also working with key aftermarket accessory providers, from roofing system solutions to security and vehicle livery.
More details of the highly specialised VN5 conversions will be disclosed ahead of launch later this year.
LEVC CEO, Joerg Hofmann, commented: “The VN5 electric van is the future of green mobility and is designed to suit the requirements of various different sectors and trades; from logistics and telecommunications to food refrigeration and utilities. We have collaborated with the best converters allowing LEVC to offer customers and fleets the ability to tailor VN5 to their exact requirements.”
VN5 has a flexible zero emissions capable range of over 300 miles (484 km) delivered by LEVC’s innovative eCity electric technology. It also uses with the same reliable, hard-working construction as LEVC’s highly successful TX taxi.
With up to 5.5m3 capacity, VN5 easily accommodates two Euro sized pallets with a gross payload of 830kg. It has been built with a large side-loading door (enabling a pallet to be side-loaded) and a 60/40 split door at the rear to make loading and unloading easy for the driver.
Available to order now, first VN5 deliveries will commence in RHD form in Q4, with LHD models available from March 2021.