New AVEVAI IONA electric van is bound for Europe

The Guangzhou Motor Show has turned up a new electric van that maker AVEVAI plans to bring to Europe in 2019

AVEVAI, a Singapore-based tech company, has unveiled two new electric light commercial vehicles at the 5th Guangzhou International Electric Vehicles Show in China.

Order books are open for the Chinese-built large panel van called the IONA Van, and a box van called the IONA Truck with the first European deliveries due to start in May next year. Both models are available in SWB and LWB with payloads up to 2,500kg.

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Both e-LCV models use supercapacitor batteries which, according to AVEVAI, accept and deploy charge much faster than conventional batteries. The IONA Van can be fully charged from a 22kW charger in 4 hours while the bigger IONA Truck takes just 2 hours. Ranges are 205 miles and 186 miles respectively.

While both models have impressive ranges, the 99bhp IONA Van has a top speed of just 62mph while the 80bhp box van tops out at 56mph. They’re not fast, but the quick charge times, high payloads, and low running costs should make them ideal for inner-city deliveries.

Both IONA models have been developed with cost-saving in mind and offer comprehensive 5 year/200,000km warranties to ensure no battery-related expenses are incurred.

Check out our review of the Renault Master ZE, an electric van you can buy in the UK now...

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