Innovation Automotive has launched the DFSK EC35 all-electric van today (Monday, March 7) offering a WLTP range of up to 166 miles and a 1,015kg payload.
The EC35 is on sale for £20,999 + VAT OTR and is backed by a five-year/75,000-mile warranty.
Powered by a 39kWh lithium-ion battery, Innovation Automotive offers the EC35 with a choice of WLTP-approved range options: the first features a range of 101 miles and a limited top speed of 62mph.
For those who wish to travel further on a single charge, customers can opt for an increased WLTP-approved range option which delivers up to 166 miles, with a limited top speed of 50mph.
With more than half of UK vans travelling fewer than 15 miles per day, according to the Department for Transport, this option will be ample for many van operators across the country, says the electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer.
The EC35 comes with charging capabilities via a CCS charging connector as standard and can be charged to 80% in 60 minutes using a DC rapid charger.
Despite its compact footprint – just 4,500mm in length by 1,680mm in width – the vehicle boasts a total load volume of 4.8m3 and a 1,015kg payload.
To help users stay connected on the go, the EC35 is also fitted with a 6.8” touchscreen infotainment system by Grundig.
The unit comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, turning the EC35 into a connected mobile office. The system also comes equipped with DAB Digital Radio and Voice Control.
Paul Brigden, Innovation Automotive's CEO, said: “The DFSK EC35 represents the ideal balance between zero tailpipe emissions, load carrying capability and compact dimensions. We believe it’s just what the market needs.
“True to the company’s mission of making the transition to electrification accessible and affordable for all, we have priced the EC35 extremely competitively, and will back it up with an aftersales proposition that is unique to the sector.
“We look forward to engaging with our first customers over the coming weeks and introducing them to the Innovation Automotive experience.”
Halfords Autocentre named as aftersales partner
The launch of the DFSK EC35 comes as the manufacturer names named Halfords Autocentre as its aftersales partner.
With an initial 51 locations across England, Scotland and Wales set to be on-boarded, Halfords Autocentre’s fully qualified and trained EV technicians will carry out servicing, repairs, diagnostics, and recall-related work on all Innovation Automotive vehicles.
Anthony Caie, Halfords director of B2B services, said: "The new partnership with Innovation Automotive is an example of the efforts we’re making as a company to help the UK transition to cleaner, greener forms of mobility.”
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