The VN5s will be used by BP Pulse’s electricians when installing EV charging points across the country and will help field service engineers maintain its network of more than 8,000 public charging points.
VN5 is based on the same architecture and eCity range-extender technology as LEVC’s TX electric taxi and can achieve a pure EV range of more than 60 miles and a total flexible range of 304 miles.
Through an existing partnership agreement, LEVC also offers new VN5 customers free charging for one year at more than 8,000 BP Pulse point locations.
The introduction of the VN5 to the BP Pulse vehicle fleet is the first step in the company’s strategy to electrify its commercial vehicles and means that half of its total fleet has now transitioned to electric.
Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC, said, “I am pleased to announce BP Pulse as one of our first fleet customers in the UK.
“VN5 is the ideal solution for businesses looking to electrify their fleet and transition to greener mobility, offering zero-emission capability with minimal downtime and no range-anxiety.”
Ross Mabon, COO of BP Pulse, added, “As a leading provider of EV charging infrastructure, we have placed great importance on ensuring that we electrify our commercial fleet with vehicles that meet our business needs while delivering significant zero emissions capability.
“The LEVC VN5 is in the right segment for us and will ensure that our electricians can carry out their work reliably and efficiently.”