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Fine alternative for city van

Edward Green ▼ | August 28, 2007
These days everybody is talking about ecology and nature preservation. And everybody should talk: We harmed the nature, and we should try to fix this.
modec electric van tesco london ecology
modec electric van tesco london ecologyThese days everybody is talking about ecology and nature preservation. And everybody should talk: We harmed the nature, and we should try to fix this.


The automobiles with engines of many forms, beside gas and diesel, are on of the options. The electric cars are already in production, mostly for personal use, but there are commercial examples, too. The electric vans from SmithElectricVehicles can be found in United Kingdom delivery companies such as DHL, Royal Mail, and in companies such as the Marks&Spencer.

modec electric van tesco london ecologyNow, entering that profitable market is Modec, a company that built electric van currently in use by Tesco. The British chain of supermarkets uses EV vans built by company named Modec from Coventry, United Kingdom. The EV van has operating range of 160 kilometers, and it can be loaded with up to two tons. The van itself weights 3,5 tons, maximum speed is slightly over 80 km per hour, while from zero to 45 km need 11 seconds.

Obviously it is nit fast, but it not meant to be fast, it is a reliable working horse. As one would expect, the engine has 102 horsepower and torque of 300 Nm, which confirms that it is working vehicle. It is interested that aforementioned range of 100 km is under full load and speed, which means that even better results are possible. The EV van is designed and built for city where frequents stops are normal.

modec electric van tesco london ecologyThere is plenty of room inside the standard model of EV (12 m3), and naturally the custom model can be ordered. The EV van is six meters long, two meters wide, and 2.6 meters height.

Another interesting detail is "battery leasing" business plan. The EV itself costs $60.000, but batteries have to be leased. That cost is $800 per month, and assumption is that it will go 29.700 km a year, and the contract is for eight years.


 

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