Sevic V500e: EU Type approval process completed. The compact electric CV gets closer to first deliveries
The approval procedure was carried out in Germany under the supervision of the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). In this context, TÜV NORD carried out dozens of tests, including on the braking system, occupant safety, vehicle structure and drive train.
The light compact electric commercial vehicle Sevic V500e has lately received the EU Type approval, namely the European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA). Indeed, the approval procedure was carried out in Germany under the supervision of the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). In this context, TÜV NORD carried out dozens of tests, including on the braking system, occupant safety, vehicle structure and drive train.
Sevic also gained Conformity of Production, which ensures that the V500e can be mass produced with consistent quality in accordance with the type approval. Sevic will start deliveries to customers and dealers as early as March 2023. The first European dealers have already been communicated. Now that the approval process has been successfully cleared, many more dealers are to be added in the coming weeks.
We’ll see the Sevic V500e soon on the roads
“We are very grateful for the trust placed in us by existing partners – for example in Italy, Poland, Germany and Greece. A pilot fleet is currently being set up for tests with international parcel delivery services, national postal companies, last-mile delivery services and leading facility management companies. This will allow us to quickly verify success in fleet operations and gain important experience”, said Sevic General Manager Alexander Brilis.
Brilis also commented the completion of the approval process. “This milestone in the company’s history not only marks the starting point for the series production of our vehicles for the European market, it is also a great confirmation of our quality. In no other country are vehicles tested as meticulously as in Germany. TÜV Nord has been a very good partner for us in this regard”, he said.
The Sevic V500e is particularly flexible in its use. More than ten different standard load options and box systems as well as almost infinite individual load options, which can be exchanged within minutes with the patented Cargo Swap system, ensure a high application benefit. Sevic manufactures the V500e in the European plant of its partner Milara International Ltd.