LIKE ALL BUSINESSES, WE’RE OPERATING IN CHALLENGING TIMES HOWEVER, DESPITE THE CONTINUING GLOBAL PANDEMIC, WE HAVE KEPT THE LAUNCH PROGRAMME FOR OUR NEW ELECTRIC VAN, VN5, ON TARGET AND ON TIME
Like all businesses, we’re operating in challenging times however, despite the continuing global pandemic, we have kept the launch programme for our new electric van, VN5, on target and on time. Our testing and development phase is now complete and we are starting production in November. First UK deliveries will take place before the end of the year, and European customers can access VN5 from March 2021.
In September we launched our new electric van, VN5, at our state-of-the-art factory and headquarters in Ansty, Coventry. This gave media and customers the chance to drive our new van for the first time, and was a great success. Press articles positively highlighted our superior drivetrain concept, smooth ride, turning circle as well as build quality. This feedback makes me even more confident that we have developed an excellent product for a growing market segment - which means our strategic direction of entering the premium electric van segment will be successful.
We are currently working with partners like DPD, Royal Mail, BT Group and Octopus Energy and Speedy to trial our VN5 in their real-world environments and I’m confident of securing long term business relationships in due course.
Our export strategy (21 markets by the end of 2021) continues with real momentum. We’ve now appointed new sales and service dealers in seven cities across Germany, including Berlin, Munich and Hamburg. We’ve recently launched in Wales and the Netherlands and, in October, Egypt joined our global network, offering our electric TX as a premium ‘green’ chauffeur service in Cairo and other major cities.
Despite the current global impact of the Covid pandemic, our long term business outlook remains positive – we believe that we have the perfect e-mobility products to help businesses around the world transform to more sustainable transport operations.
Joerg HofmannCEO, LEVC