Electric cars now slowly gaining interest with buyers, but what will if the commercial vehicle world? The United Kingdom’s based company Liberty Electric Cars released an unusual-looking electric delivery van called the Deliver.
According to its manufacturers, the Deliver’s powertrain consists of a lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt oxide (LiNMC) battery pack of indeterminate size and in-wheel electric motors, although Liberty did not say how many, which wheels they power, or the vehicle’s total power output.
Along with there is also unknown the amount of time it takes for the charging of its battery, but it is revealed that it has a 62-mile range and a top speed of 62mph, the same number makes it easy to remember. LOL
It won’t compare too favorably with the performance of the upcoming Nissan e-NV200, though.
Nissan is hoping to do for electric commercial vehicles what the Leaf did for electric passenger cars with this battery version of its compact van. Since it shares, the Leaf’s powertrain, the e-NV200 should best the Deliver in range and top speed. Plus, it will have DC fast-charging capability, allowing for an 80-percent recharge in 30 minutes.
Nissan won’t have the Deliver’s unusual styling, though. It may look like a reject from a science-fiction movie, but this gawk-inspiring bubble should at least attract attention to a given business.
Tesla Motors has shown that a startup can build a vehicle that’s competitive with offerings from major manufacturers, but it’s a little too early to tell if Liberty Electric Cars will have the same success, or even if the Deliver will make it into customer’s hands.
Still, it looks like businesses looking to go green could be in for an interesting year.