The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) is supplying 60 VN5 vans to electric vehicle charging provider Pod Point.
The VN5 vans will be used by Pod Point engineers when installing EV charging points across the UK, as well as helping the business to maintain its network of almost 4,500 public charging devices.
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.
“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,” said Graham Evans, Chief of Operations at Pod Point.
The introduction of the LEVC VN5 to the Pod Point vehicle fleet follows a significant year of growth for many EV charging providers, including rapid networks GRIDSERVE Electric Highway, InstaVolt and Osprey, as well as providers such as char.gy and Pod Point. The latter has also seen growth across both its home and commercial customer segments, and is expanding its team of dedicated in-house installers as a result.
“I am pleased to announce Pod Point as one of our latest major UK fleet customers,” said Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC. “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.”
LEVC’s VN5 means that Pod Point installers are 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 enables essential mobility in busy city environments.
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.