UK-based technology company Helixx has showcased its first demonstrator vehicle that points towards a lightweight electric delivery van of the future.
Set to enter production in 2024, the commercial delivery van will be accompanied by a pick-up model as well as open-body and closed-body passenger vehicles designed for ride-hailing fleets.
Steve Pegg, Helixx CEO and co-founder: “As engineers and designers, we were determined to never lose sight of how and where Helixx vehicles will be produced. We deprogrammed our mindset away from conventional design principles to challenge the complexities of legacy manufacturing systems.
Once placed together, the finished structure has 30 per cent less mass than a traditional vehicle while using far fewer individual components. However, it’s still able to deliver a 2,100-litre capacity and a 500kg payload while its 110cm rear door and 140cm long load bay can accommodate ‘most’ global shipping pallets, according to Helixx. The van also features a central seating position which means it can be easily used in both left- and right-hand-drive markets without conversion.