LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has launched the VN5, its new electric light commercial van. Available to order now, first VN5 deliveries will commence in RHD form in Q4, with LHD models available from March 2021. VN5 has a flexible zero emissions capable range of over 300 miles (484 km) delivered by LEVC’s innovative eCity electric technology.
British Gas has announced an order for 1,000 new all-electric Vivaro-e vans from Vauxhall – claimed to be the largest commercial BEV (battery electric vehicle) order in the UK to date. The BEVs will arrive over the next 12 months and be rolled out nationwide across the British Gas engineer workforce.
LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has officially started the real-world testing and trial phase for VN5, its new electric van and parcel delivery firm DPD is the first company to take delivery of a converted TX prototype. Due to the similarities between TX and VN5, LEVC is deploying a fleet of converted TX-based prototypes utilising a full interior van conversion, commencing trials ahead of official VN5 launch later this year.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched its first fully electric van in the UK with prices for the zero-emission ABT eTransporter 6.1 starting from £42,060 (exc. VAT). Developed in collaboration with partner ABT e-Line, the ABT eTransporter 6.1 is claimed to “combine quiet and smooth driving, instant torque, fast charging and high load capacity for the ultimate zero-emissions urban logistics van”. The model offers an all-electric range of up to 82 miles with a cargo space of 6.7m3. Flexible charging options allow for 80 per cent charge in just 45 minutes.
Morris Commercial, a UK-based automotive engineering and manufacturing start-up, has announced that it will soon be unveiling its new electric light commercial vehicle, the Morris JE.
Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford have presented the first of their jointly produced electric delivery vans – or e-vans – in Cologne, Germany