NEW VN5 ELECTRIC VAN

FEATURES, EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY


Explore the features, equipment and unique technology that make VN5 a truly innovative electric van that challenges the conventional wisdom of the commercial vehicle market.

   

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Technology

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ECITY TECHNOLOGY VN5 delivers a total flexible range of over 300 miles (482 km) with ultra-low emissions of just 21 g/km CO2 on the combined WLTP* cycle. This cycle delivers a pure electric zero emissions range of 61 miles (98 km) and the more frugal driver could achieve a 76 mile (122 km) range in Pure EV mode, according to WLTP* city methodology. An electric motor always drives the rear wheels. The 31 kWh battery is supported by a petrol range-extender, which eliminates range anxiety and provides greater usability and flexibility. The range extender has no mechanical connection to the driven wheels, acting simply as a generator to supply charge to the battery if and when required. Naturally, the powertrain in VN5 is Euro 6 compatible.

*In accordance with Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) figures (October 2020). These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle loads.
Flexible operating, all day long VN5 can be adapted to your needs with three intuitive drive modes which further enhance operational efficiency. Pure EV mode provides zero emissions electric-only power, Save mode activates the range-extender to preserve electric energy for later use, and Smart mode actively switches between battery power and the range-extender for a more convenient journey.
Liquid Cooled Battery VN5 adopts advanced, active liquid battery cooling technology, which circulates a cooling solution to keep the battery at a comfortable temperature and minimise degradation. This is more effective than passive air cooling systems that use ambient air to cool the battery, because if the air outside is already warm, it won't cool the battery as effectively as a liquid refrigerant. Think air conditioning vs standard ventilation on a hot day.
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FLEXIBLE CHARGING CAPABILITIES VN5 boasts market leading on-board charging capability, with access to slow, fast and rapid charger points. While some competitors take hours, the superior charging capabilities of VN5 can recharge the battery from 0-100% in approximately 30 minutes (using its 50kW charger). This means less time wasted fuelling/charging, more time working.

Standard on all variants
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2-stage Regenerative BRAKING With two stages of energy recovery available, VN5 can regenerate power while braking by capturing much of the vehicle's kinetic energy, converting it in to electricity to maintain the battery charge level - helping you go further. Regenerative braking lets an operator even control their driving with one pedal, bringing the vehicle to a stop and regenerating power at the same time, simply by releasing the accelerator - helping reduce wear on brake pads.

Standard on all variants
Data-driven fleet management VN5 is compatible with a range of telematic systems. Data collected offers valuable insight into the driving behaviour, productivity and economy of your fleet. This tracking and optimisation can help deliver real benefits such as increased uptime and reduced operating costs.
Geofencing Ready VN5 comes ready to accept geofencing technology, which will enable the vehicle to automatically modify its operating settings based on its current location. For instance, geofencing could automatically activate to ensure the vehicle is switched to Pure EV electric-only mode upon entering a low-emission zone in an inner-city area - therefore avoiding any emissions charges.
Class Leading MANOEUVRABILITY VN5 features class leading manoeuvrability. A precise turning circle of just 10.1m ensures drivers can always get through the urban maze without any drama. The tight turning radius saves you constant reversing in busy environments.

Exterior

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A NEW STANDARD IN CONSTRUCTION VN5 has been designed to last twice as long as a conventional van, adopting first in sector Sheet Moulded Composite exterior panels. SMC panels are lightweight and immensely strong, with a durability that will enhance the operating life of the vehicle, and help maintain its residual value.

AUTO ADJUSTING LED LIGHTS To help ensure the driver has full visibility of the road at all times, the stylish headlight design features an automatic self-levelling system which keeps the headlights aimed down at the road ahead, no matter the position of the vehicle.

Standard on all variants
Ultra-modern, Ultra-Efficient Distinctive yet efficient. The LED headlamps are fitted as standard, converting 80% of the power into light versus a typical 20% for a halogen lamp. These are brighter, longer lasting and four times more efficient than conventional halogen lamps.
Form with function The dynamic lines and distinctive features deliver a pronounced aesthetic that stands out from the competition. VN5 shares many of the design cues of the renowned TX electric taxi, providing a sustainable calling card for your business, and visual evidence of your green credentials.
Compact Design A compact design makes VN5 easy to manoeuvre in busy cities it often finds itself in.
Electric Door Mirrors The door mirrors can be electrically heated and adjusted to help drivers see more clearly.

Standard on all variants

Cabin

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DRIVER PERSONALISATION No two drivers are exactly the same. That's why VN5 features three Driver Profile settings which enable you to tailor the vehicles seating, audio and driving settings, so the vehicle is optimised for work, no matter who’s behind the wheel.

Standard on all variants
DUAL ZONE A/C CLIMATE CONTROL Dual Zone climate control lets occupants independently adjust their temperature, airflow speed, seat heater and ventilation, so the driver and passenger can each be as comfortable as possible.

Standard on all variants
Fully adjustable driver & passenger seating Positioned conveniently within reach, the enhanced Luxury driver and passenger seats feature multi-directional lumbar support, which can be adjusted to meet a wide range of personal preferences - delivering optimum comfort for the working day. All comfort settings, including the lumbar support, are electrically powered for extra convenience.

Standard on Ultima
Heated Windscreen Ensure good visibility in cold and damp weather, with heating elements integrated into the windscreen.

Standard on City & Ultima
Rain-sensing Windscreen Wipers This convenient feature automatically activates the front wipers to help keep your view ahead clear in wet or unpredictable weather conditions.

Standard on all variants
Infotainment Touchscreen A high definition 9 inch touch screen infotainment system comes with DAB and Bluetooth as standard. The fully customisable interface ensures every interaction is optimised for ease of use.

Standard on all variants
Storage Solutions There's plenty of space to keep small items close at hand, including two cup holders built into the centre console, roomy front-door pockets with space to stow a 750ml bottle, as well as convenient storage underneath the driver and passenger seats.
Automatic transmission Automatic transmission delivers a smooth, relaxing driving experience, putting less demands on the driver in a stop start urban environment.
Clear Driver Display A high definition instrument display screen ensures drivers are always informed about key information.
Robust interior Comfortable yet hard wearing, the seats in VN5 are made from a durable and easy to clean upholstery, which hides dirt and minor blemishes.
Keyless Ignition with Start & Stop The smart Start & Stop system improves operational efficiency in busy urban environments. It also improves convenience, with the key fob in your possession, such as in your pocket, drivers can start the ignition.

Standard on all variants
usb ports For easy communication with the infotainment system, two USB ports are placed centrally in the console.


Steering wheel The fully adjustable steering wheel can be maneuvered to the desired driving position for maximum comfort.

Cargo

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SIDE LOADING The sliding side doors makes working with a forklift truck easier, thanks to a large aperture of 1,128 mm. VN5 can accommodate a Euro pallet being loaded through either side door - an impressive feat for a vehicle of this size.
Rear loading The 60 / 40 split rear doors offer flexible use of the 1,109 mm wide opening. The unobtrusive wheel arches also enable forklift loading of a Euro pallet. VN5 can easily accommodate two Euro pallets simultaneously.
Generous load space Whether parcel distribution, facilities management, or any number of demanding jobs, the impressive load capacity of up to 5.5 m3 and a payload of up to 830 kg means there's plenty of space for your business. The effective shape of the rear compartment allows for maximum utilisation of the available space.

'Drag & Drop' Approach VN5 is truly a multi-purpose commercial vehicle that can be used in many different segments, for many different applications. Our 'Drag & Drop' approach makes moving your existing business from a similar size van into VN5 as easy as possible, with the fewest possible modifications.
More space on top VN5 allows you to create storage on the vehicle roof, with capacity to carry up to 100 kg. The addition of adjustable roof bars lets you safely store a more diverse range of goods and equipment.
Ready for more The roof of VN5 comes prepared with specially designed space for ventilation, lighting and a wide range of other features.
FLEXIBLE LOADING The rear wing doors can each open 90° or 180°, permitting flexible use of the load compartment.
An unobtrusive bulkhead The unobtrusive bulkhead allows for increased easy of loading, and maximum utilisation of the cargo compartment.
LED loadspace lighting Standard on all variant, bright and efficient LED lighting illuminates the rear compartment so you can always work effectively.
Hard-wearing Cladding Heavy-duty floor and side cladding helps maintain the visual appearance and residual value of the vehicle.

Standard on all variants
Step in A wide step grants easy access to the rear compartment, and comes with preparations for the installation of drainage or floor ventilation systems.
Universal flat floor The ideal preparation for the subsequent installation of cabinet or racking systems.

Safety

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Better PROTECTION FOR cabin occupants Side curtain airbags, integrated into the headliner molding above the doors, offer greater protection for drivers and passenger, reducing the risk of injury in the event of roll over or side impact - particularly when combined with the steering wheel airbag and our double-pretensioner seat belts.

Standard on City & Ultima
Lane Departure Warning Front sensors track the road markings ahead. If the vehicle beings to drift from its lane, the system uses an audible and visual alert to warn the driver so they can correct their steering.

Standard on City & Ultima
Road Sign Information & Intelligent Speed Adjuster The Road Sign Information system helps ensure drivers no longer miss important information. A forward camera detects road signs ahead and displays them on the instrument display - keeping drivers constantly alert to current restrictions. The Speed Limit Intelligent Function can automatically reduce the speed of the vehicle if it detects a change in restriction.

Standard on City & Ultima
Autonomous emergency braking An active radar monitors the road ahead. If a collision risk is detected, the system alerts the driver with an audible and visual warning. If the system determines a collision is imminent, it may apply emergency braking without driver input to help reduce impact damage, or even avoid a crash entirely.

Standard on all variants
POST COLLISION Braking In order to prevent or mitigate possible further collision in the event of an accident, the Post Collision Braking system is automatically activated, and brakes the vehicle in a safe manner.

Standard on all variants
Emergency assistance with eCall Fitted as standard in all variants, eCall emergency response reduces the emergency response times to an incident, increasing the chance of survival for anybody involved in an accident who is seriously hurt. The system automatically calls the emergency services if in-vehicle sensors detect a serious crash. The system can also be activated manually via an SOS button in the cabin.
Acoustic Vehicle Alert Systems Electric vehicles can be a lot quieter than their diesel-powered counterparts, and this lack of noise can pose a risk to other road users, such as those limited sight. Fitted as standard, AVAS makes an artificial noise when VN5 is travelling at low speeds, to help alert pedestrians to the presence of the vehicle.

Standard on all variants
Full colour REVERSE CAMERA A rear camera offers a broad, full-color view from its rear vantage point, to help make it easy for you to maneuver in reverse.

Standard on Ultima
Front and rear parking sensor Helping keep drivers alert to the objects surrounding them, the front and rear sensors emit an audible warning, which increases in rate and tone as you move closer to the detected object.

Standard on City & Ultima
Electric Stability Control Electric Stability Control helps drivers maintain control in adverse driving situations or when making quick maneuvers. The system actively senses when the vehicle is about to lose control or traction, and automatically applies braking to help prevent sliding side ways and skidding.
TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM Should one or more of your tyres become significantly under inflated, an alert warns the driver so the situation can be addressed as quickly as possible.

Standard on all variants
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Help on Hills Hill Start Assist helps prevent the vehicle from rolling as you remove your foot from the brake pedal to accelerate from a stationary position on an incline or decline.
Adaptive Cruise control An active driver assistance feature designed to make everyday driving and longer trips more relaxed. Adaptive cruise control maintains a set cruising speed and automatically maintains a comfortable preset distance from the vehicle in front.

Standard on all variants