LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has formed a partnership with Locks 4 Vans (L4V) to provide its VN5 electric van with new innovative security solutions.
L4V specialises in designing and manufacturing security solutions for commercial vehicles, and has recently developed new hook locks, slamlocks and bespoke shielding for the VN5.
Based in Kent, L4V has long been recognised as the industry leader in aftermarket security solutions for commercial vehicles, manufacturing and installing cutting-edge products. With a recent £2.5m investment in a new ultra-modern research and development facility, L4V is committed to producing game-changing solutions for the VN5.
Working alongside LEVC’s engineers, L4V has developed a set of bespoke products, tailored to the VN5 for optimum security. VN5 offers unrivalled flexibility as a complete logistics solution for every business, therefore security solutions must be equally tailored and robust. Fit for purpose, VN5 customers can now enhance their vehicle with a range of L4V products, each designed to provide the owner with a personalised solution.
L4V’s Hook Lock operates independently and in addition to the VN5’s locking system to provide an additional mechanical deadlock. Operated by a high-security external key controlled by the driver, the L4V Hook Lock can be fitted to either cabin door as well as the side and rear load doors, for optimum security for both cabin and cargo areas.
Designed for regular and secure access to the VN5’s cargo area, for instance by courier drivers, the L4V Slamlock safeguards against the driver forgetting to lock any door when temporarily away from the vehicle to reduce any chance of theft.
To prevent unwarranted access to the VN5 by way of panel puncturing to access internal door mechanisms, L4V’s Internal Latch Shield provide an additional shield to ensure mechanisms remain untouchable.
To prevent access to interior door handles, L4V’s innovative Interior Handle Release Guards can be fitted to the VN5, serving as an anti-spike kit.
Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC, commented: “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Locks 4 vans, who will be developing bespoke security solutions for our new VN5 electric van. Our customers place enormous value in the security of their vehicle, which is why we have chosen to partner with a leading specialist, offering further peace of mind to our customers.”
Chris Batterbee, CEO of Locks 4 Vans, added: “We are excited to have been commissioned by LEVC to develop an innovative suite of security solutions for the VN5. It can now be equipped with the latest security products for electric vehicles and we are thrilled to deliver a game changing solution once again for our industry.”
LEVC’s revolutionary VN5 is designed, engineered and manufactured at the company’s state-of-the-art factory in Ansty, Coventry. VN5 utilises LEVC’s innovative eCity range-extender technology to achieve a pure EV range of over 60 miles* (98 km) and a total flexible range of 304 miles (489 km).
Featuring LEVC’s first-in-sector high-tech lightweight bonded aluminium monocoque, the VN5’s chassis is designed to last twice as long as any competition. Designed from scratch to thrive in any compact and busy city environment, the VN5 is equipped with a turning circle of just 10.1m
With up to 5.5m3 cargo capacity, VN5 easily accommodates two Euro sized pallets (1200mm x 1000mm) and offers a gross payload of up to 830kg. It has been built with a large side-loading door (enabling a pallet to be side-loaded) and a 60/40 split door at the rear to make loading and unloading easy for the driver.
The VN5 is sold through LEVC’s growing dealer network and, with more than 50 sales and service points in place across the UK, ensures that no customer is more than a 45-minute drive from an authorized LEVC location.