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  • Launched in 2020
  • Van
  • EV
  • Launch year
    2020
  • Body type
    Van
  • Fuel type
    EV

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Classy range extender EV van

Best bits

  • Efficient range extender van
  • 61-mile EV range
  • Five-year 150,000 mile warranty

Not so great

  • High load floor
  • Expensive to buy
  • Limited to one body style and wheelbase 

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Overall verdict on the LEVC VN5

"Easy to use, practical and powered by a super-efficient petrol plug-in hybrid powertrain, the LEVC VN5 has the potential to revolutionise the UK’s small van market. If you've always liked the idea of running an electric van, and have been put off by the idea of range anxiety, this could be the perfect compromise."

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LEVC stands for the London Electric Vehicle Company and the UK-based company is famous for building the London electric taxi. Both the taxi and the van are built in Coventry, although the manufacturer is wholly owned by Chinese motoring giant Geely.


The VN5 borrows a lot of its tech from the iconic 21st-century black cab, which in turn had taken a lot of its technology from Volvo - the Swedish firm is also owned by Geely 


The VN5 is powered by electricity 100 per cent of the time, but when the battery runs out of charge it utilises a turbocharged 1.5-litre petrol engine to act as a generator for the battery. With a fully charged battery and a tank of petrol, the VN5 will travel 300 miles and return up to 313mpg. 


At the business end of things, the van will carry a maximum payload of 830kg. It also has space for two Euro pallets. The side sliding door is also wide enough for a Euro pallet to be loaded at the side. 


LEVC says the VN5 has been designed to last twice as long as its rival diesel vans, which is why every model is backed by a five-year 150,000 mile warranty. The battery is also guaranteed for eight-years and 150,000 miles.

What other vans are similar to the LEVC VN5?

Plug-in hybrid vans are rare and the larger Ford Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid is the only like-for-like rival to the LEVC VN5. That said, there are small electric vans that you may want to consider, like the Renault Kangoo Z.E, Nissan e-NV200 and Citroen Berlingo Electric. 

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Ask the heycar experts: common questions

What does LEVC stand for?

LEVC stands for the for the London Electric Vehicle Company. The name was launched in 2017 but the company can trace its roots all the way back to 1908 when London taxicab dealers JJ Mann and Tom Overton begin importing vehicles to Britain from France and Germany, for sale into the London cab trade.

David Ross

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Where are LEVC vans made?

LEVC vans and taxis are built at LEVC's factory near Ansty, just outside Coventry. At full production, it will be producing 20,000 vehicles a year.

Dan Powell

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Dan Powell

Who makes the new London taxi?

The new London Taxi, the TX, was launched in 2018 and is made by LEVC based in Coventry. It replaced the TX4. LEVC was formerly known as LTI - London Taxis International and also LTC - the London Taxi Company. LEVC is owned by Chinese firm Geely which also owns Volvo and Lotus.

Russell Campbell

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How much does an LEVC van cost?

Prices for the LEVC VN5 start at £38,500. This price excludes VAT and includes the Government’s £8000 plug-in vehicle grant.

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