LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has announced the start of production for its new electric van, VN5. The new model is designed, engineered and manufactured at LEVC’s production plant in Coventry – the UK’s only dedicated electric vehicle factory.
VN5 is the company’s first electric van model and joins the TX electric taxi on the production line.
VN5 targets the growing ‘one-tonne’ van sector and LEVC expects its new electric van to account for around 70% of production volume by 2022. First vehicles will be delivered to UK customers before the end of the year and a LHD variant will join production in March 2021.
Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC, say: “Today is an historic moment for our iconic company as we launch a second product line and continue our growth strategy to become a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer. VN5 sets new green mobility standards in the industry and establishes a new and highly desirable electric van segment.”
Based on the same architecture and proven eCity technology as LEVC’s TX electric taxi, VN5 can achieve a pure EV range of over 60 miles (98 km) and a total flexible range of over 300 miles (489 km)