London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has revealed its new commercial vehicle, a zero-emission capable light van.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan and LEVC CEO Joerg Hofmann revealed the electric van at the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
LEVC said that its new light commercial vehicle (LCV) has been designed to meet rapidly increasing global demand for green, electrified commercial transport; medium-sized vans capable of moving goods around urban areas efficiently, while helping to improve air quality.
The new van can offer operators and drivers flexibility with an electric range of 80 miles and a combined petrol and EV range of 377 miles.
LEVC’s Hofmann said, ‘The light commercial vehicle sector is the only growing vehicle traffic segment in London. This is due to the rapid rise in internet shopping – the Amazonisation of retail.’
‘Every day there are 65,000 unique LCV journeys into London, but mobility must not come at the expense of air quality,’ added Hofmann.
LEVC said that its LCV will have class-leading safety. Its features will include the latest active safety systems from leading technology providers, as well as the world’s highest crash safety standards.
Sadiq Khan said, ‘I am delighted that LEVC is applying the lessons learnt from designing and building London’s electric black cabs to this new van. Developing clean, sustainable, electric vehicles is essential in order to tackle our air quality emergency and the climate change crisis.’