The new compact electric utility vehicle Sevic V500e makes its show debut at IAA Transportation 2022 in Hannover.
The L7e-CU class vehicle is perfect for use in urban environments, with its class leading range of up to 300 kilometers and the patented Cargo Swap System that allows the vehicle to be flexibly adapted for many different use cases.
The IAA Transportation is considered one of the most important commercial vehicle trade shows in the world. We are all the more very excited to be able to present our Sevic V500e electric compact vehicle to the public in Hanover. In Hall 13 at Booth A80, visitors will be able to get an idea of the high manufacturing quality, sophisticated powertrain and various application possibilities on more than 200 square meters – says Sevic General Manager Alexander Brilis.
In Hall 11 at the IAA Test Drives, interested parties can test drive the Sevic V500e on a test track. The charging process can also be demonstrated at the Plug & Play Campus. For the test drive, a choice can be made between a standard cargo box and pick-up.
The vehicle is built in Europe and consists mostly of parts of European origin. Sevic’s corporate headquarters are located in Bochum, Germany. Thanks to near- and reshoring, Sevic has access to a stable supply chain and an excellent spare parts supply.
During the development of the V500e, which can travel at speeds of up to 80 km/h, great importance was attached to a wide range of applications and scalability. The patented Cargo Swap System, for example, ensures that the cargo options can be exchanged quickly. The loading and unloading process of the cargo boxes therefore does not have to be carried out on the stationary vehicle, but can take place where it is easiest for the user. This also ensures that the vehicle does not block narrow roads and additionally reduces downtimes.
In addition, users can choose between different cargo options. Boxes with different options, such as sliding, roll-up or folding doors, are available. In addition, various pick-ups are available. All these cargo options are simply exchanged with a standard forklift if required. Within a few minutes, users can switch between currently six bodies – for example, from a sales box to a pick-up body. This makes the Sevic V500e suitable for a wide range of applications and thus particularly economical. The V500e is also flexible in terms of range and purchase price: the standard battery size with 16.5 kilowatt hours (kWh) and a range of up to 150 km costs €24,900 net (plus body and transfer); the long-range model with a 33-kWh battery and a range of up to 300 km (confirmed by TÜV Nord) is available for €29,500 net plus body and transfer.