New German manufacturer Sevic receives European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval for the V500e electric commercial vehicle
After positive tests by TÜV Nord as the designated technical service in late 2022, the KBA granted type approval in March 2023
The light and compact electric commercial vehicle can now be road registered and is ready for customer deliveries in Europe
Bochum, Germany, 22. March 2023: The German electric vehicle manufacturer Sevic has now received the European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) for the V500e, an all-electric light commercial vehicle of the L7e-CU class, which was launched at the IAA Transportation in September 2022. The approval procedure was carried out in Germany under the supervision of the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). In this context, TÜV NORD carried out dozens of tests, including on the braking system, occupant safety, vehicle structure and drive train.
As a new manufacturer, Sevic also gained Conformity of Production, which ensures that the V500e can be mass produced with consistent quality in accordance with the type approval. The ECWVTA (European Whole Vehicle Type Approval) together with the Certificate of Conformity enables the registration of a new vehicle in all EU Member States.
"This milestone in the company's history not only marks the starting point for the series production of our vehicles for the European market, it is also a great confirmation of our quality. In no other country are vehicles tested as meticulously as in Germany. TÜV Nord has been a very good partner for us in this regard," says Sevic General Manager Alexander Brilis.
Sevic manufactures the V500e in the European plant of its partner Milara International Ltd.
Sevic will start deliveries to customers and dealers as early as March 2023. The first European dealers have already been communicated. Now that all approval processes have been successfully completed, many more dealers are to be added in the coming weeks. "We are very grateful for the trust placed in us by existing partners - for example in Italy, Germany, Greece and Poland. A pilot fleet is currently being set up for tests with international parcel delivery services, national postal companies, last-mile delivery services and leading facility management companies. This will allow us to quickly verify success in fleet operations and gain important experience," Brilis reveals.