Aligned with LEVC’s overall product naming strategy, with TX for taxi, VN is chosen for van and ‘5’ to represent the volume of the cargo area, 5m3.
The VN5 cargo capacity easily accommodates two Euro sized pallets with a gross payload of over 800kg. It has been built with a large side-loading door enabling a pallet to be taken and a 60/40 split door at the rear to make loading and unloading easy for the driver.
Based on the same architecture and proven eCity range-extender technology as LEVC’s TX electric taxi, VN5 will offer the same electric powertrain with a pure EV range of 63 miles (102 km)* and with a total flexible range of 301 miles (485 km)*. Like the TX, VN5 will feature a similar ultra-tight turning circle providing unrivalled mobility in busy city environments.
Prices will be revealed at the end of April and Midlands production starts end of this year.
LEVC CEO Joerg Hofmann said, “Our new VN5 further signifies our transformation from the iconic British taxi brand to leading electric commercial vehicle manufacturer.
“VN5 is a purpose-built zero emission capable electric light van that offers class leading running costs, flexible zero emissions capable range and unrivalled durability. Following our success with TX in the taxi market, VN5 is now set to revolutionise green logistics.”