Pod Point orders LEVC vans for engineers
LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has received an order for 60 VN5 vans from Pod Point, one of the UK’s leading providers of EV charging infrastructure. Their engineers will use the range-extended electric vans to install charging points in the UK.
LEVC will therefore equip each VN5 with specialist racks provided by authorised conversion partner, Sortimo. Pod Point’s installers will also be able to access their equipment via the VN5’s large side-loading door and a 60/40 split door at the rear.
Graham Evans, the PodPoint CEO, said the VN5 was a “natural fit for our business and our growing team of expert installers.” The company has increased its headcount by 66 per cent to 409 employees, including 60 dedicated in-house installers, who also maintain its network of more than 6,200 public charging bays.
LEVC has made a similar deal with another UK network. BP Pulse electricians also drive these vans when installing EV charging points across the country, as reported. They also use racking solutions from Sortimo to store their gear.
LEVC launched this conversion program in 2020, testing various structures for different trades.
The VN5 electric van is based on the company’s TX electric taxi. Both offer a pure EV range of 64 miles and 319 miles on the range extender.
Designed, engineered and built at LEVC’s factory in Ansty, Coventry, VN5 also utilises the same lightweight bonded aluminium monocoque & SMC construction as the TX taxi. LEVC claims it is a first in the 1-tonne van segment, designed to last twice as long as the competition.