New road-legal electric truck comes to the UK
By Jack Stocks
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 13:30
EV: Ligier Flex L3
A road-legal electric truck, created by a French company which made its name in Formula 1 car design, is now available in the UK.
Designed and manufactured by Ligier, founded by Guy Ligier, the first French Formula 1 driver, the Flex L3 is a compact and nimble multi-purpose vehicle.
La Poste, the French postal service, have more than 1,000 of the efficient and economical Ligier EVs for household mail delivery.
Standard features on the Flex L3 include electric windows and central locking, whilst available bodies include flat bed, cage, box body or tipper, offering a payload of up to 400kg or 2.3m³ volume of carrying capacity.
Powered by proven lead gel batteries, it has a 25mph top speed and can travel 35miles between charges, making it ideal for estates management and urban delivery operations.
The two-seater vehicle is fully road legal and, as an EV, qualifies for a zero-cost road fund licence.
The on-board charger enables opportune charging, while a full recharge takes eight to 10 hours.
Ligier has extensive automotive experience, including creating more than 20 F1 cars and is now part of Groupe Drive Planet, with more than 40% French market share for utility vehicles and quadricycles.
The vehicle is now available from ePower Trucks, the exclusive UK distributor for the Ligier Flex, priced from just £13,500.