bp Pulse orders 30 VN5 hybrid vans from LEVC
In the UK, LEVC is supplying 30 VN5 electrified (hybrid) vans to EV charging infrastructure provider BP Pulse. The vans are being used by BP Pulse’s electricians when installing EV charging points across the country.
The 30 VN5 hyrid vans will be put into operation for service engineers who maintain the bp Pulse UK-wide network of more than 8,000 public charging points.
The Geely subsidiary, LEVC (short for London Electric Vehicle Company), will be delivering VN5 vans to bp Pulse that have racking and storage solutions installed by Sortimo, an official conversion partner of LEVC. Sortimo now offers a number of bespoke storage solutions for the VN5 to suit all trades and professions. Just a little over a year ago, LEVC began a conversion program involving testing various superstructures with which the plug-in hybrid electric van with a range extender could be adapted for different industries.
LEVC says their VN5 is based on the same architecture and “proven eCity range-extender technology” as LEVC’s TX electric taxi. The mostly-electric vehicles can achieve a pure EV range of over 60 miles (98 km) and a total flexible range of 304 miles (489 km). The London-based company says that more frugal drivers can achieve a 76-mile pure EV city range, according to WLTP city methodology.