UK-based electric vehicle conversion company Dynamo Motor Company has released details of what it says will be a new, all-electric last-mile delivery van conversion.
The company has devised a conversion, based around the short-wheelbase LDV e Deliver 3 Maxus van, which raises the roof height and lengthens the rear doors, which it is claimed gives it the same cargo capacity as a long wheelbase version. The conversion provides 6m3 capacity, up from the base van’s 4.8m3 capacity with a total payload capacity of 860kg.
The company says it has created the conversion in a bid to help drivers/couriers deliver a more diverse range of products such as bulky items. Not only do the taller rear doors make entry and egress easier, the SWB dimensions, measuring 4,555mm long, 1,780mm wide and 2,245mm tall, means the van conversion fits in all standard UK parking bays. The 52.5kWh version of the e Deliver 3, capable of over 150 miles of real-world city driving, can be charged to 80% capacity in 45 minutes on a rapid charger.
Brendan O’Toole, founder of Dynamo Motor Company explained, “Over the last few years we have seen an increase in inner-city pollution and congestion, and we wanted to develop an additional product for our all-electric line-up that would assist in this. When we began our research into our next project, we could see a clear demand for last-mile delivery vans in cities across the UK. With a focus on energy efficiency at the forefront of our values, we saw a way that we could help ease congestion. With one small change to the height of the Maxus e Deliver 3 we were able to dramatically change the way it can be used by delivery drivers, by increasing the overall load space by 20% through our own conversion engineering and design.”