LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) is supplying 60 VN5 electric vans to Pod Point, one of the UK’s leading providers of EV charging infrastructure.
The VN5 electric vans are being used by Pod Point’s engineers when installing EV charging points across the UK, as well as helping the business to maintain its network of more than 6,200 public charging bays. Thanks to its flexible, tried and tested eCity powertrain – which removes range anxiety completely – LEVC’s VN5 is ideally suited to Pod Point’s fleet requirements.
Pod Point’s expert installers will be able to easily access installation equipment via the VN5’s large side-loading door and a 60/40 split door at the rear. Coupled with a turning circle of just 10.1m, the VN5 offers unrivalled mobility in busy city environments.
Graham Evans Chief of Operations Pod Point, said:
“Vehicle electrification is one of the most powerful ways to stop travel damaging the earth and our mission is to put an EV chargepoint everywhere you park. We are delighted to be working with LEVC and the VN5 is a natural fit for our business and our growing team of expert installers.”
Joerg Hofmann CEO of LEVC commented:
“I am pleased to announce Pod Point as one of our latest major UK fleet customers. Pod Point is a major operator in supporting the move towards electrification and LEVC is pleased to be working with such a recognised brand, with our VN5 assisting technicians as they continue to build the UK’s charging infrastructure.”
The VN5 electric van is based on the same innovative architecture and proven eCity technology as LEVC’s TX electric taxi. With a pure EV range of 64 miles* and a total flexible range of 319 miles, it is ideally suited to urban deliveries in zero-emission mode, as well as longer journeys.
The introduction of the LEVC VN5 to the Pod Point vehicle fleet follows a significant year of growth for the EV charging provider across both its home and commercial customer segments. As a result, the business has increased its headcount by 66 per cent, to 409 employees including 60 dedicated in-house installers**.
The vans feature bespoke racking and storage solutions installed by Sortimo, an authorised conversion partner of LEVC. Sortimo offers several storage solutions for the VN5, designed to suit all trades and professions.
Designed, engineered and built at LEVC’s state of the art electric vehicle factory in Ansty, Coventry, VN5 utilises the same strong, lightweight bonded aluminium monocoque & SMC construction as the TX taxi – a first in sector for the 1-tonne van segment, designed to last twice as long as the competition.
*Pure EV range of 63.8 miles, official EAER (Equivalent All Electric Range) figure, achieved under WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) test conditions.
**As of 31 December 2021