New VN5 wins WhatVan? Editor’s choice award

New VN5 wins WhatVan? Editor’s choice award

Judges praise versatile eCity powertrain technology & highly usable large load area

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10th December 2020, Ansty

  • VN5 wins Editor’s Choice accolade at ‘WhatVan?’ Awards 2021
  • Awarded to an innovation that will make significant impact in the commercial vehicle sector
  • Judges praise versatile eCity powertrain technology and highly usable large load area

The new VN5 electric light commercial van from LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has been named Editor’s Choice at the ‘WhatVan?’ annual awards today. The Editor’s Choice is awarded by ‘WhatVan?’ judges to an innovation or initiative that has made a considerable impact on the commercial vehicle market within the last year.

Judges praised the VN5’s flexible eCity powertrain technology, which allows van drivers to travel emissions-free while still offering a long, flexible overall range. 

Joerg Hofmann, LEVC CEO, commented: 

I am delighted to receive our first award for our new electric van. VN5 brings something new to a heavily diesel-dominated commercial vehicle sector – an eCity technology capable of both zero emissions and zero range anxiety. It’s great that WhatVan has recognised VN5’s green impact as well as its flexible loadspace, high build quality and class leading turning circle​.

James Dallas, Editor of WhatVan?, said

With its technology tried and tested in LEVC’s London TX taxi, the VN5 can cover 60 miles in pure electric mode and more than 300 miles when the range-extender petrol engine is engaged, making it ideal for both inter-city and inner city assignments. The VN5 is a versatile and practical van with impressive driving characteristics.

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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). 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 with a gross payload of 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.

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