Real-world testing of WEVC’s eCV1 electric van continues apace

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A functional prototype of Watt Electric Vehicle Company’s (WEVC) debut van, codenamed eCV1, is on display at the ITT Hub show at Farnborough Airport, UK, today and tomorrow (10-11 May). The vehicle has been racking up test miles on roads since it was first shown to the public last month at the Commercial Vehicle Show.

The new unit features a Watt eCV1 3.5-metric ton cab and chassis unit with an ETrux body, underpinned by the company’s PACES (Passenger And Commercial EV Skateboard) modular architecture, which is designed for use by third parties and for WEVC’s own purposes.

Neil Yates, CEO of WEVC, said, “We had an amazing debut of the eCV1 prototype at the CV Show, with media and potential customers alike, clamouring to see our new vehicle. The response was really humbling after thousands of hours of work to get to this stage, but the biggest surprise for people at the show was that the show vehicle is a fully functional and that we had driven it onto the stand. Since the NEC debut we have been out testing the vehicle in the real world, to continue developing the vehicle for production.”

Test and development will continue after the Farnborough show, with ETrux adapting WEVC’s platform into a range of offerings for the commercial vehicle segment.

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