Electric van will ‘revolutionise urban delivery

A new van that, it is claimed, will revolutionise urban delivery has been launched.
The Modec van produces no carbon dioxide or other pollutants and is powered using modern battery technology.

On a single charge, it can cover over 100 miles and reach a top speed of 50mph carrying a load of up to two tonnes.

It is the first zero emissions van that is comparable in economy and performance to diesel equivalents. The van has been designed with large fleets in mind and talks are currently under way with Sainsbury’s and Ocado.

The battery can be recharged at the fleet depots and allow for efficient and effective city delivery without the noise, smell or pollution traditionally associated with diesel vans. The Modec van also facilitates the move towards reducing CO2 emissions by enabling operators to source their energy from renewable sources.

Modec chairman Jamie Borwick said: “The Modec is the first of its kind. It is comparable with other vans currently on the market but supersedes them all by producing no CO2 emissions.

“It is also 100% clean in terms of local air quality and is virtually silent, spelling the end to noisy night deliveries in urban areas.”

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