Octopus Energy joins the London Electric Vehicle Company’s electric van trials

Hitting the roads at the end of 2020, the VN5 is based on LEVC’s TX electric taxi and gives a pure EV range of 58 miles

Octopus Energy has joined the London Electric Vehicle Company’s (LEVC) electric van trials.

The energy tech company is the latest partner in a project conducting the real-world testing and trial phase for the VN5, a model based on LEVC’s TX electric taxi.

Hitting the roads at the end of 2020, the VN5 boasts a pure EV range of 58 miles and a total flexible range of more than 300 miles.

Octopus Energy engineers will use the VN5 prototypes to install various electric hardware for business and domestic customers, including EV charging equipment.

Royal Mail and DPD are already involved in testing, with a total of more than 25 partners expected to take delivery of the test vehicles in the coming months.

Joerg Hofmann, LEVC CEO, commented: “At LEVC we are committed to making the commercial vehicle sector a greener, cleaner business environment and it is great to have Octopus Energy on board for these trials as we have a shared interest in sustainable products and services.

“I’m confident they will enjoy a successful trial phase and look forward to a future partnership with Octopus Energy when VN5 launches later this year.”

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