A fully electric Nissan e-NV200 van with high-volume Voltia body is to be assembled and marketed in the UK by En-Veco, a new business unit created by Bevan Group to provide emissions-reducing truck and van conversions.
En-Veco (an abbreviation of ‘environmental vehicle conversions’) said the Slovakian-developed conversion of the e-NV200 was ideally suited to last-mile deliveries in urban areas. The 2.2-tonne GVW vehicle features walk-in rear doors and a load volume of 8cu m – around twice that of a standard e-NV200. The vehicle’s maximum payload is 580kg and range is 200km. A lower-roof, 6cu m variant is also available.
The e-NV200 Voltia comes with an 80kW electric motor and a 40kWh lithium-ion battery that can be charged to 80% in as little as 50 minutes using a DC fast charger.
Bevan Group sales director Roy Shelton told CM the company already had six 8cu m demo vehicles available with two 6cu m ones on the way.
Bevan’s En-Veco subsidiary also offers a bodybuilding service covering other chassis with gas or battery power, including hybrids. Its range of dry freight bodies includes curtainsiders, boxes, Lutons and dropsides. All are covered by a five-year guarantee.
The operation will also source and fit ancillary equipment such as tail-lifts, cranes and roller shutter doors, as well as roof-mounted solar panels, and take care of the type approval process for electric and gas-powered vans, if required.