Electric taxi builder Dynamo Motor Company has showcased its designs for an electric last mile delivery van conversion based on the Maxus E Deliver 3.
The company has based its conversion on a short wheelbase version of the compact LCV. It features an increased roof height, which expands available cargo space to match that of a long wheelbase version.
With six cubic meters of capacity and a maximum payload of 860Kg, Dynamo Motor Company believes the vehicle will be ideal for deliveries in city centres.
The conversion adds taller rear doors, to make ingress and egress easier for delivery drivers. Measuring 4,555 mm long, 1,780 mm wide and 2,245 mm tall, the vehicle still fits in all standard parking bays.
Costs for the conversion service of the Maxus e Deliver 3 is projected to be approximately £4,995 (exc. VAT).
Brendan O’Toole, founder of Dynamo Motor Company, said: “As a company manufacturing clever, zero emission vehicles, our focus has always been how we can help lower our carbon footprint, which is why we developed the Dynamo Taxi, the world’s first all-electric Black Cab. However, over the last few years we have seen an increase in inner city pollution and congestion, and we wanted to develop an additional product to our all-electric line-up that would assist in this.
“When we began our research into our next project, we could see a clear demand for last mile delivery vans in cities across the UK. With a focus on energy efficiency at the forefront of our values, we saw a way that we could help ease congestion. With one small change to the height of the Maxus e Deliver 3 we were able to dramatically change the way it can be used by delivery drivers, to increase the overall load space by 20% through our own conversion engineering and design.”
The Maxus e Deliver 3 has a 52.2kWh battery, giving a range of more than 150 miles. It can be charged from 0-80% in 45 minutes. Priced from £22,800 (inc Government grant), it is one of the cheapest electric vans available.