Innovation Automotive, the UK’s first multi-brand electric vehicle (EV) company, has launched its debut vehicle, the DFSK EC35 all-electric van in the UK. The practical, capable and affordable EC35 is on sale for £20,999 (+ VAT OTR) and is backed by a five-year/75,000-mile warranty.
The DFSK EC35 is powered by a 39kWh battery that offers a range of 101 miles (163km) with a limited speed of 62mph (100kph). It is offered with an increased range option of 166 miles (267km), with a limited top speed of 50mph. With more than half of UK vans travelling fewer than 15 miles (24km) per day, this option will be ample for many van operators across the country.
The EC35 comes with charging capabilities via a CCS charging connector as standard and can be charged to 80 percent in just 60 minutes using a DC rapid charger. This helps to reduce downtime and keeps drivers on the road for longer.
Innovation Automotive’s electric van is ideally suited to town and city driving and measures 4,500mm in length by 1,680mm in width and features a total load volume of 4.8m3 with a 1,015kg payload. The EC35 has a maximum load length of 2,470mm, width of 1,470mm and height of 1,130mm.
To help users stay connected on the go, the EC35 is fitted with a 6.8” Grundig touchscreen infotainment system. The unit comes with Apple CarPlay®and Android Auto connectivity, turning the EC35 into a connected mobile office. The system also comes equipped with DAB Digital Radio and Voice Control.
Paul Brigden, Innovation Automotive CEO, said, “We are delighted to launch our debut vehicle into the UK market. The DFSK EC35 represents the ideal balance between zero tailpipe emissions, load carrying capability and compact dimensions. We believe it’s just what the market needs.
“True to the company’s mission of making the transition to electrification accessible and affordable for all. We have priced the EC35 extremely competitively and will back it up with an aftersales proposition that is unique to the sector.
“We look forward to engaging with our first customers over the coming weeks and introducing them to the Innovation Automotive experience.”
The launch of the DFSK EC35 follows a series of strategic partnership announcements by Innovation Automotive. Already this year, the electric vehicle specialist has revealed that it will be working in close collaboration with the AA, BCA and Halfords, as part of its comprehensive customer support package.