Innovation Automotive (IA), the UK’s first multi-brand, all-electric automotive company, has made its first UK appearance at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show.
The company is set to officially launch in the UK later this year, with its first vehicles to go on sale in early 2022.
The first vehicle that IA will bring to the UK market will be the all-electric DFSK EC35, a compact and efficient all-electric panel van ideal for inner-city and ‘last-mile’ delivery.
EC35, which is backed by a five-year warranty, has a Gross Vehicle Weight of 2,600kg, a maximum payload of 950kg and a loading volume of 4.8m3.
It has a 39kWh battery that delivers a range of over 150 miles and can be recharged to 100% capacity in 90 minutes using a rapid charger.
The DFSK EC35 will be followed by the EC31, an electric chassis cab van that also comes with a five-year warranty.
Innovation Automotive also has an exclusive agreement to provide Skywell commercial vehicles to the UK in the near future, and has ambitions to distribute a range of passenger vehicles in the UK and Europe.
Paul Brigden, CEO of IA, said: “Many operators are still unsure of the business case for switching to electric, and perceptions remain that it is too risky, too complicated and too expensive. But change is coming and it’s coming fast so we’re here to help fleets of all sizes make the switch.”