Coventry-based vehicle conversion specialist Dynamo Motor Company has released drawings and intentions for an all-new, all-electric last-mile delivery van conversion that will be added to its zero-emission line-up.
Aiming to solve the problem of city traffic and in turn pollution, Dynamo Motor Company has devised a conversion to take a short wheelbase (SWB) e Deliver 3 Maxus van and raise the roof height and lengthen the rear doors so that it has that has the same cargo capacity (in m3) as a long wheelbase (LWB) van. The conversion also provides 6m3 capacity, up from the base van’s 4.8m3 capacity with a total payload capacity of 860kg.
Designed to take up less space on the roads in a bid to create more efficient deliveries, the converted Maxus e Deliver 3 van has a taller roof to help drivers and couriers deliver a more diverse range of products such as bulky items. It also features taller rear doors to make ingress and egress easier. Measuring 4,555mm long, 1,780mm wide and 2,245mm tall (up from the original Maxus van’s 1,895mm height), Dynamo Motor Company’s van conversion fits in all standard parking bays.
The Dynamo Motor Company van conversion will also be powered by electricity, making it zero emission. Costs for the conversion service of the Maxus e Deliver 3 is projected to be approx. £4,995 (exc. VAT). The 52.5kWh version of the e Deliver 3 is capable of over 150 miles of real-world city driving range, reaching 80% charge in 45 minutes on a rapid charger and a full charge at home in around seven hours.
Brendan O’Toole, founder of Dynamo Motor Company, said: “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.”
The Maxus e Deliver 3 will join the production Dynamo Taxi conversion, which saw Dynamo Motor Company work with Nissan to convert the Japanese automotive OEM’s all-electric e-NV200 Evalia MPV into world’s only all-electric Black Cab.
Last month Dynamo Motor Company announced a five-year plan to employ a further 275 people to its team in Coventry, as well as an aim to convert 10,000 vehicles a year by 2026 and add two new mobility solutions in that same period.
The expansion is predominantly through public funding, mostly through Seedrs, a public fundraising platform. The overall investment target is £2,000,000, however, within the first week of fundraising Dynamo Motor Company reached £1,650,000 of that investment. The public fundraising campaign will end late August.