LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) is supplying 30 VN5 electric vans to bp pulse, one of the UK’s leading providers of EV charging infrastructure. This will allow major electric vehicle charging company in the UK to turn almost half of its fleet to electric, with quite significant savings in CO2 emissions. The VN5 electric vans – designed, engineered and built at the LEVC factory in Ansty, Coventry – are being used by bp pulse’s electricians when installing EV charging points across the country and will also help field service engineers maintain bp pulse’s UK-wide network of more than 8,000 public charging points.
LEVC cargo vans: some interesting features
With up to 5.5 cubic meters capacity, VN5 cargo capacity easily accommodates two Euro sized pallets and offers a gross payload of up to 830 kg. It has been built with a large side-loading door (enabling a pallet to be side-loaded) and a 60/40 split door at the rear to make loading and unloading easy for the driver. The VN5 is based on the same architecture and proven eCity range-extender technology as LEVC’s TX electric taxi. According to LEVC, it can achieve a pure EV range of over 98 km and a total flexible range of 489 km.
bp pulse is also the official home charging partner for LEVC
Besides, through an existing partnership agreement, LEVC also offers new VN5 customers free charging for one year at more than 8,000 bp pulse point locations. bp pulse is also the official home charging partner for LEVC. «I am pleased to announce bp pulse as one of our first fleet customers in the UK. VN5 is the ideal solution for businesses looking to electrify their fleet and transition to greener mobility, offering zero-emission capability with minimal downtime and no range anxiety», said Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC.
Ross Mabon, COO of bp pulse, added: «As a leading provider of EV charging infrastructure, we have placed great importance on ensuring that we electrify our commercial fleet with vehicles that meet our business needs while delivering significant zero emissions capability. The LEVC VN5 is in the right segment for us and will ensure that our electricians can carry out their work reliably and efficiently».