LEVC Building First Electric Van Prototypes

LEVC Building First Electric Van Prototypes

by Becky Harrison |
posted 11 February 2020

The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has begun its build of the first prototypes of its new van ahead of the planned unveiling at this year’s Commercial Vehicle (CV) show on the 28th April.

The company’s state-of-the-art factory in Ansty, Coventry allows for advanced manufacturing whereby it has been possible to build these verification prototypes on the same line, fully integrated with current TX production. The prototypes will be deployed as test vehicles and undergo a strict development and homologation programme including hot and cold climate testing, durability and crash testing.

LEVC’s electric van is constructed using the same lightweight aluminium architecture as its TX electric taxi - 30% lighter than a conventional steel body, resistant to any form of rust and pound for pound can absorb twice the crash energy of mild steel.

Understandably company CEO Joerg Hofmann is both proud and excited about the current stage of development, stating; “Prototype stage is an important milestone in our new electric van’s development process as we stay on track towards full production in Q4.”

“This new van satisfies the growing demand zero-emissions vehicles in the 1-tonne segment, currently dominated by diesel products,” continues Hofmann. “It combines this with extended mileage capability to totally eliminate any range-anxiety.  It’s an intelligent green mobility solution for any commercial vehicle operator.” 

Adding to the appeal for drivers and fleet operators, the electric van shares class-leading manoeuvrability with a city-friendly turning circle of just 10.1m, as well as offering class leading total cost of ownership. 

Using the proven TX e-City range extender technology, LEVC’s new van will set new standards in green logistics with 80 miles (130km) of emissions free driving and an extended electrically driven total range of over 370 miles (600km).   Owing to its flexible range, it offers a ‘distribution to door’ – not just last mile – service, providing the critical link between out of town depots and city centres.

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Becky Harrison
Becky Harrison

Becky is part of the marketing team here at Money4yourMotors. Becky oversees a wide range of marketing activities including social media and content creation.