LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) is developing a comprehensive conversion programme for its highly anticipated VN5 electric van.

LEVC has already deployed a small fleet of converted TXs to provide VN5 ‘prototype’ vehicles for trials with partners such as DPD, Royal Mail and Octopus Energy to showcase the electric van’s competence in differing working environments.

But ahead of the launch of an RHD model in Q4, LEVC is now working with industry leading converters to create authorised conversions across a number of different sectors including utilities, parcel delivery, facilities management, refrigeration and emergency services.

The conversions will incorporate the latest high-strength, lightweight materials to maximise payload and maintain durability.

All authorised international converters will be provided with an LEVC converter manual as well as having direct access to the LEVC’s design and engineering team based at Ansty, Coventry.

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LEVC is also working with key aftermarket accessory providers, from roofing system solutions to security and vehicle livery.

Commented LEVC chief executive Joerg Hofmann: “The VN5 electric van is the future of green mobility and is designed to suit the requirements of various different sectors and trades; from logistics and telecommunications to food refrigeration and utilities. We have collaborated with the best converters allowing LEVC to offer customers and fleets the ability to tailor VN5 to their exact requirements.”

VN5 has a flexible zero emissions capable range of over 300 miles (484 km) delivered by LEVC’s eCity electric technology. With up to 5.5m3 capacity, LEVC said the VN5 easily accommodates two Euro sized pallets with a gross payload of 830kg. It has been built with a large side-loading door (enabling a and a 60/40 split door at the rear to make loading and unloading easy for the driver.