Dynamo releases taxi-van conversion designs

Makers of the world’s only fully electric Black Cab taxis, Dynamo has released information on its designs for a new last mile delivery van conversion.

The conversion is on the short wheelbase (SWB) eDeliver 3 Maxus van. The roof height is raised and the rear doors are lengthened, giving the vehicle the same cubic capacity as a long wheelbase (LWB) van.

The payload capacity will be 860kg and the volume capacity will be six cubic metres, up from the base vehicle’s 4.8 cubic metres. Unlike LWB vehicles the van conversion fits in all standard parking bays. The conversion is set to cost £4,995 excluding VAT.

Brendan O’Toole, Founder of Dynamo Motor Company, said: “As a company manufacturing clever, zero emission vehicles, our focus has always been how we can help lower our carbon footprint, which is why we developed the Dynamo Taxi, the world’s first all-electric Black Cab. However, over the last few years we have seen an increase in inner city pollution and congestion, and we wanted to develop an additional product to 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, to increase the overall load space by 20% through our own conversion engineering and design.”

Brian Bachelor, Managing Director of E-Van Guru, appointed sales and distribution partner, said:“Most companies are now ready to accelerate their transition to an all-electric fleet, however, finding a cost-effective electric vehicle that meets their needs can be a challenge, with range, payload and cubic capacity. The new Dynamo van conversion with its city range of over 150 miles, 860 kg payload, 6 m3 capacity and full heigh rear doors, is a genuine alternative to the current market-leading diesel alternatives.”

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