Login to your account
Not a member? Register now.
AutoShopperBlog

Subscribe To The Blog:




Follow Us



The Latest News And Reviews
Throughout The Car Industry



Special Delivery

Comments: Leave | View
On: Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 1:34PM | By: Karen Cook


Special Delivery

When I think of the United Kingdom I think of tradition, history, dignity, and some pretty good music. I do not think of innovation and futuristic designs. Apparently, I am wrong.

If you happen to be in the Netherlands tomorrow you might catch a glimpse of the all-new all-electric delivery van appropriately named Deliver. The fully functional prototype was designed by UK-based Liberty Electric Cars (a subsidiary of Green Automotive Company, based in Newport Beach, California), and its engineers believe it could be the delivery van of tomorrow, only today.

The Deliver project was co-funded by the European Commission’s Green Vehicles Initiative, part of the European Commissioners 7th Framework Programme. The goal of the Deliver's production was to combine the needs of inner city traffic with the advantages of electric vehicles, thus reducing the damage to the environment by as much as 40%. It also promises to be safer and more convenient for drivers.

It has been “ergonomically crafted”, according to the press release, with a flexible interior, no curbside B-pillar, and a walk-in door which make for a decreased workload. The visibility is optimal as can be seen from the picture above and there is 18% more cargo capacity than a similar sized common delivery van.

The battery has been specially made also with 80 prismatic Li-NMC cells. For the scientifically challenged that means lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide. The transmission is a 2-speed that reaches about 62 mph at the top end. Range for the battery sits at about 62 miles per charge.

The press release also mentions in-wheel electric motors but leaves quite a few questions unanswered. There no information on how long the Deliver takes to charge, which wheels get the fancy motors, or what the price may be. If you're in the area and get this information, shoot us a line and let us know if this futuristic delivery machine is going to be able to compete with other options already on the market.




Comments

Be the first to leave a comment.


Leave A Commment

Allowed HTML tags: <a href=""> <abbr title=""> <b> <em> <i>
Please no link dropping, no keywords or domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! rel="nofollow" is in use

Captcha