September 17, 2019

LEVC’s new light van makes European debut in Frankfurt

The new light commercial vehicle from London EV Company (LEVC), has made its European debut at an exclusive preview event in Frankfurt, Germany.

Designed to meet increasing European demand for green, electrified commercial transport, the zero-emission capable LCV van is based on the same architecture and e-City range extender technology as LEVC’s TX Taxi, of which 2,500 have now been sold.

This second vehicle from LEVC is offered with an electric range of 80 miles and a combined petrol and EV range of 377 miles.

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 urban ultra-low emissions zone. This is currently a sector of the market dominated by one tonne medium-sized diesel vans.

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 marketThere is huge demand for a medium-sized zero emissions capable light van and our LCV is the perfect solution to the green logistics trend. This new van is durable, reliable, efficient, cost effective and high quality. Our goal is to be the European leader in green commercial mobility solutions.”

As standard, LEVC says it will have class-leading safety, featuring the latest active safety systems, along with the world’s highest crash safety standards. It will be better for drivers too, they say, with a cabin designed around the needs of the van driver (and passenger). In addition to this, the LCV will feature the class-leading turning circle synonymous with the brand’s black cab.

Full details of the LCV will be revealed closer to its official launch in 2020.