- Great new e-van (contains classic Morris styling)
It’ll be priced from £60,000 and set to be built in the UK at an undisclosed location, with the design an engineering taking place in a facility in Worcestershire.
The van is new from the ground up, sitting on a new modular platform and featuring a 60kWh lithium ion powertrain said to endow it with a “power-to-weight efficiency that fully maximises the range of the vehicle”. It can fast charge to 80% in 30 minutes.Posted 2 months ago
Like that has connotations of the glory days of BL..
To be fair, most* people who were driving in the 70’s, are now either handing back their licence or shuffled off to the great picket line in the sky. So the memories are going to be hazy or secondhand. Also, hasn’t done Mini or Land Rover any harm.
*yes if you were 17 in 1979 you’re now “only” 57.Posted 2 months agoperchypantherMember
To be fair, most* people who were driving in the 70’s, are now either handing back their licence or shuffled off to the great picket line in the sky. So the memories are going to be hazy or secondhand.
To be even more fair, there were still loads of BL cars kicking about in the 80’s and 90’s.
I’m “only” 47 but my first car was an Austin.Posted 2 months ago
It does look very much like the street food van of choice that is the Renault van.
Even if you are looking at full life costs and take into account lower fuel and maintenance charges, £60k still feels bloody expensive. You can get a new Citroen Dispatch, (basically the facelifted model of that H Van 😁 ) for less than £20k.Posted 2 months ago
Over double the range of the e-NV200, so it’s at least a practical option outside cities. IIRC the nissan was about £32k by the time you looked at the not so basic model.
Could they do this but with a VW T1 or T2 inspired look?
VW have been showing concepts for years and it even made it into their last “we realize that Tesla have pretty much hoovering up all the potential mid market EV’s buyers, please don’t buy one, the ID will be out in 2020/21/22/23/24/….. we promise” advert.Posted 2 months agoconvertSubscriber
Presumably it’s not actually a van in any meaningful sense. Look how far back the driver’s window goes in proportion to the wheelbase and compare it to the picture of the original it has taken its styling cues from. And the orignal had a reasonably large overhang beyond the rear wheel arch too – the new one has none. It’s tiny. You’d fit a few boxes of flying saucers and dib dabs in there and it’d be full. You could just about turn it into a modern variant of coffee rickshaw/tuk tuk hipster business but with £60K overheads on your wheels your skinny decaf chia lattes would be a gazillion quid.
Presumably its just for knobbing about in (and driving to the beach to look at the sunset obvs).Posted 2 months ago
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