An electric vehicle manufacturer in London converts its taxi to a van 


Electric vans have a competitive advantage over their counterpart pickup trucks. This trend will prevail in the electric vehicle industry throughout the coming to 2022, even with over six carmakers and electric vehicle companies preparing to launch their trucks.

Although Mercedes-Benz and Rivian have the contracts are authorizing them to deliver thousands of BEV vans for Amazon, another electric van developer called London Electric Vehicle Company. This van’s design is so that it can operate in two dimensions, where it utilizes both fuel and electric energy.

The London Electric Vehicle Company ventured this EV technology for the first time by designing an electric cab for London to replace its legendary ICE cab. The company, later on, reverted the taxi into a van. The company intends to mass-produce this van this year and expand its mileage range to 300 miles with a fifth of this being for the electric version.

The firm is currently distributing and receiving orders for the right-hand EV version, a process that will continue throughout this year before launching the left-hand model in the first half of next year. The van has a cargo capacity of 1800 lbs with the frontal appearance imitating the company’s taxi model unveiled two years ago.

The VN5 van will be utilizing the taxi battery in the taxi model and therefore have a potential of 31 kWh. This van can recharge in minutes since its design features a DC fast charging capacity. The inside will have an intuitive touchscreen with a subsequent automated emergency brake system. LECV plans to distribute three car models: Ultima, City, and Business, with a face value of $59000.

The purpose of this low price is to activate the quick uptake of these cars and compete Mercedes and Volkswagen, which have their electric vans gracing the European market. LECV’s chief executive Joerg Hoffman articulated that the VN5 van brings into the market the best portfolio of green energy vehicles with adorable designs and features.

Hoffman explains that they have integrated their best technological adjustments, including range variability and emission-free mechanisms into the van. He added that VN5 is the best alternative for consumers looking forward to a reliable and efficient van in clean energy technology and delivery of payloads. The concern now for businesses in megacities like Berlin is whether yo purchase hybrids or purely electric models since the cars have resolved their range anxieties.

In conclusion, LECV identifies its VN5 model as the best car to sustain the significant cities and businesses in their deliveries since the hybrid model caters for the developing charging stations. Although the vans are exciting to use, the manufacturers must be ready to face the challenge of insufficient charging stations, which limits the range of deliveries within the areas with charging infrastructure. Additionally, LECV must consider advancing its battery technology to remain relevant in the industry.