29th March 2021, Ansty
LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has announced a new official conversion partner for its new VN5 electric van. Sortimo specialises in custom-made storage solutions and offers a nationwide network of installation sites, while also helping customers to visualise the perfect van storage options with mySortimo, the online configurator.
Sortimo operates ProPartner fleet conversion sites across the UK and Europe, offering high quality solutions specifically designed to meet the demanding and ever-changing needs of the commercial vehicle market. The company’s SR5 product – the fifth-generation van shelving system – has been customised to fit LEVC’s flagship new electric commercial van, VN5. Sortimo also offers a number of other storage options including folding racking, drawers, roof racks, load boxes as well as the design and application of vehicle decals for fleets.
Joerg Hofmann, LEVC CEO, commented:
“It is extremely important that we can offer VN5 customers flexible, bespoke solutions to meet their individual needs. Sortimo will play a vital role in ensuring we can offer high quality racking solutions that will make VN5 even more versatile and accessible to a wider range of markets.”
Much of Sortimo’s product catalogue can be accessed online through mySortimo. The virtual service allows customers to select a VN5, and the configurator shows just how the final product will look, changing as options are added or removed. The guide also gives a live price estimate as the customer completes steps in the configuration process.
Designed, engineered and built at LEVC’s state of the art electric vehicle factory in Ansty, Coventry, production of the new VN5 began in November 2020. VN5 is based on the same architecture and proven eCity range-extender technology as LEVC’s TX electric taxi and can achieve a pure EV range of over 60 miles (98 km) and a total flexible range of 304 miles (489 km). More frugal drivers can expect to achieve a pure EV range of over 75 miles when operating in city centres*.In addition, VN5 utilises the same strong, lightweight bonded aluminium monocoque & SMC construction – a first in sector for the 1-tonne van segment, designed to last twice as long as the competition. It is also equipped with a class-leading turning circle of just 10.1m for unrivalled mobility in busy city environments.
With up to 5.5m3 capacity, VN5 cargo capacity easily accommodates two Euro sized pallets and offers a gross payload of up to 830kg. 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.
Both TX and VN5 are sold through LEVC’s growing dealer network and, with more than 50 sales and service points in place across the UK, ensures that no customer is more than 45-minute drive from an authorized LEVC location.