LEVC’s electric van gives 377-mile range

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LEVC has revealed its new electric urban delivery van that uses a range extender to give a 377-mile range.

The van was first revealed in May 2018 and due to enter production this year. In January, LEVC – a Geely brand - announced that the vehicle would be delayed until 2020.

Under the skin, the new vehicle uses the same technology as LEVC’s TX taxi.

The zero-emission range is 80-miles, enough for most daily urban operations, boosted by the petrol range extender enabling operators to enter or leave cities without having to stop and charge.

Targeting those who travel around 100 miles a day, LEVC’s LCV will offer ‘distribution to door’ – not just last mile – providing the link between out of town depots and city centres, capable of collecting goods outside of a major city in range extender mode, before switching to EV mode in an Ultra-Low Emissions Zone.

LEVC CEO Joerg Hofmann said: “Future urban transport is already changing rapidly and we have a golden opportunity to bring something new and disruptive to this market.

“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. London’s ULEZ is a blueprint and all major UK cities will introduce a Clean Air Zone by 2020. There is huge demand for a medium-sized zero emissions capable light van and the solution we offer will be more than capable of meeting the requirements of a rapidly evolving green logistics market.”

LEVC believes it has a “huge” opportunity as cities increase pressure on manufacturers to offer cleaner vehicles.

Full details of LEVC LCV will be revealed closer to its official launch.

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