ePower Trucks has made its first sale of a new road-legal electric truck, the Flex L3, to Newcastle University’s events catering service Eat@Newcastle.
The vehicle enables the service to deliver hot beverages as well as other food and drink to venues across the campus.
Powered by lead gel batteries, the Flex L3 it has a 25mph top speed and can travel 35 miles between charges, making it suitable for estates management and urban delivery operations.
The two-seater vehicle is fully road legal and as an electric vehicle, qualifies for a zero-cost road fund licence. The on-board charger enables opportune charging, while a full recharge takes eight to 10 hours.
Standard features include electric windows and central locking. Bodies available include flat bed, cage, box body or tipper, offering a payload of up to 400kg or 2.3m³ volume of carrying capacity. The cab is available in red, white or grey.
Nicola Watkins, food and beverage manager at Newcastle University, said: “The catering team is committed to ethical retail, so it is fitting that the delivery vehicle we use is as sustainable as the food and Fairtrade drinks we serve. We are delighted with the catering service's first all-electric vehicle."