British electric van specialist LEVC will supply 22 VN5 electric vans to primary UK-based equipment rental group Sunbelt Rentals. The new fleet of VN5 vans will play a crucial role in the Sunbelt Rental’s sustainability strategy, implying new £1.1 million investment that will transform its eco-friendly solutions to meet customer demands.
LEVC electric vans, coming straight from Coventry
Designed, engineered and built at LEVC’s state of the art electric vehicle factory in Ansty, Coventry, VN5 utilises the same strong, lightweight bonded aluminium monocoque and SMC construction as the TX taxi, a leading model for the 1-tonne van segment. With up to 5.5 cubic meter 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. Here’s a news about another important delivery in the UK.
«I am delighted to announce Sunbelt Rentals as another of our 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», commented Joerg Hofmann, LEVC CEO. In fact the electric vans are equipped with the so-called eCity range extender technology.
Sharing the same values
«We’ve chosen to work with LEVC as our values are very similar, they’re passionate about their business and are willing to support our ambitious plan to electrify our fleet of vehicles», added David Phillips, Sunbelt Rentals’ Logistics and Supply Chain Director. «Through our ‘Our Planet’ action plan and in line with our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy it is our commitment to reducing carbon intensity by 35% by 2030 and, at the moment, more than 80% of our total emissions come from the vehicles that we operate».