Sevic V500e: New electric compact vehicle - Made in Europe
- L7e class electric compact transporter is perfect for municipal use with a range of up to 300 kilometers
- Germany-wide service network with more than 500 workshop partners of the G.A.S. Group
Bochum/Deutschland, (12. April) - The European manufacturer of electric compact vehicles Sevic starts selling the V500e in Germany. The V500e is an L7e-CU class compact electric van, ideal for use in urban areas. 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, great importance was attached to a wide range of applications and scalability. A patented Cargo Swap System, for example, ensures that the transport superstructures can be exchanged quickly. Within a few minutes, users can switch from a closed transport box to a flatbed, for example. With the V500e, several vehicles can be combined in one. This makes the V500e particularly attractive in situations where high efficiency and operational safety are important while budgets are clearly calculated. Therefore this concept is particularly popular in the municipal sector.
The first vehicles of the V500e Launch Edition offer the buyer several extras at no extra charge:
- AC fast charger with 9.9 kW (suitable for public charging points)
- Air conditioning
- Alloy wheels
- LED fog lights
- Vegan leather seats
- Multimedia package with Bluetooth hands-free system
- Comfort rear view camera
- Type-2 charging cable
This results in a significant price advantage for first-time owners. The V500e is available with two battery sizes. The smaller battery size with 16.5 kWh and up to 150km range costs 24,900€ net (plus bodywork and transfer), the long-range model with a 33 kWh battery and up to 300km range is available for 29,500€ net plus bodywork and transfer.
For safety and service, Sevic offers a cooperation with the approximately 570 independent workshops of the G.A.S. network that is probably unique in the industry. The new Sevic V500e can thus be serviced, inspected or repaired throughout Germany. Damage management is offered via the G.A.S. subsidiary G.A.R. (Global Automotive Repair). Sevic thus uses a dense and sustainable service network in Germany, consisting of independent locations that are always in close proximity to the customer.
"In tough commercial and municipal applications, reliability and fast service are particularly important. Downtimes here often have serious consequences. For us, the focus was therefore on a high-performance and regionally resilient network of workshops from the very beginning, which at the same time already has extensive experience in the area of electric vehicles. The cooperation with the G.A.S. Group is therefore ideal for us for several reasons," says Sevic General Manager Alexander Brilis.
Sevic Systems SE designs, engineers, and manufactures compact all-electric commercial vehicles in Europe that are adaptable, flexible and cost-effective and help companies reduce maintenance, labor and operating costs. The vehicles use smart architecture with interchangeable cargo structures and are ideal for last-mile solutions. The range includes freight boxes for the last mile, customized boxes for postal services, flatbed vehicles for municipalities and many other customized solutions.
Sevic is strategically located in the industrial heart of Germany (Bochum) and has extensive expertise thanks to various success stories in the mobility sector.
The production facility in Bulgaria/Europe is a state-of-the-art facility operated in a joint venture with Milara International Ltd - a global leader in robotics manufacturing. Sevic holds the worldwide intellectual property rights for its respective vehicles.
The G.A.S. Group bundles the local competencies of independent repair shops and generates a nationwide network of more than 500 repair shops. High requirements for participating workshops, uniform performance standards and central invoicing guarantee motorists and fleet customers competent service for all aspects of individual mobility.