Taxi manufacturers LEVC begin electric fleet trials with construction firm Kier Group

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LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has joined forces with construction company Kier Group to take delivery of a prototype of its new electric van, VN5, for use in real-world testing.

With many similarities between LEVC’s TX Taxi and VN5, LEVC has been able to deploy a fleet of converted TX-based prototypes utilising a full interior van conversion, for range of trials activity ahead of the official VN5 launch later this year. 

Companies partnering LEVC are taking delivery of test vehicles during LEVC’s VN5 trial programme, ranging from Tool and Equipment hire to Energy suppliers and postal services. According to LEVC, the companies have been specifically chosen to put the prototype vehicle through a variety of different use cases.

Joerg Hofmann, LEVC CEO, said: “Kier Group operates a significant fleet of commercial vehicles all over the UK, used in everything from highways maintenance to urban construction and is sector in which we believe our electric VN5 will perform well.  As we move towards the launch of VN5 in Q4, we are looking forward to establishing a commercial vehicle partnership with Kier.”

Phil Gale, Kier Group’s Head of Highways Fleet and Plant, said: “We are excited to put LEVC’s new VN5 prototype vehicle to the test in a number of different real-world scenarios across the whole of our Highway’s business, the range-extended electric powertrain will give our drivers the flexibility they need to work up and down the Country. Kier Group is looking to decarbonise its vehicle fleet by 2030 and move towards greener transport solutions; LEVC will play a key role in kickstarting this strategy.”

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