The LEVC VN5 looks like a London Taxi because it is based on the iconic TX platform, which has been converted into the VN5 medium-sized van - a high-quality light commercial vehicle that offers style, safety, equipment and comfort in one eye-catching package.
While LEVC calls the VN5 an electric van, it’s actually a range extender. The 1.5-litre petrol engine under the bonnet only supplies power to the electric motor which turns the wheels - the VN5 never drives the wheels under petrol power. This means that the vehicle’s range is over 300 miles before it needs refuelling, and is very convincing in a marketplace where most pure-electric medium vans offer maximum ranges around the 200-mile mark.
You can drive the vehicle around 60 miles on pure electric power, thanks to an integrated battery pack that can be rapid-charged back to 100% in as little as 30 minutes. There is only one version of the VN5 available - there are no other trim levels with different battery pack sizes or equipment. The van also is not offered in a range of sizes or lengths.
The VN5 also offers up surprising practicality with its loadspace volume topping 5.5 cubic metres, a maximum payload of 830kg - which is pretty good for an electric van - and enough room for two euro pallets to be loaded inside.
Finally, the VN5 benefits from using the same front suspension as the TX taxi version of this same vehicle, which means its turning circle is unbelievably tight at just 10.1m - when you use it and feel the vehicle pivoting on its back wheels, going back to a normal van’s steering will feel underwhelming.
Why Choose Leasing?
If you’re looking for a new hassle-free medium van to lease, a LEVC VN5 is the perfect option for you. You’ll drive away in a new van, paying affordable fixed monthly payments with no hidden costs or fees. You can choose to pay a lower initial rental payment for your LEVC van lease, making it easier to access a new van rather than saving up a lump sum.
You’ll decide your contract length, annual mileage, and model, so you can tailor your deal to exactly what you need. Servicing and maintenance can also be added to your plan as an optional extra. Plus, you don’t need to worry about depreciation and selling your van for a lower cost – just hand the vehicle back to us and potentially get an even newer van on another deal.
Don’t settle for used, lease a brand-new LEVC VN5 today. If you’re new to leasing and would like to know more, take a look at our easy to understand van leasing guides.