Saturn has released details of its new range of Saturn City electric vehicles (EVs):
"A compact, convenient and, most importantly, cost-effective small electric van or truck makes a lot of sense. The brand new Saturn City van and truck EVs are low cost to buy and to operate, plus kind to the environment, yet their size is sufficient for many applications including local deliveries, trades people, airport operations and on-site use.
If your daily work schedule, or your journeys between locations are all relatively short, especially if they are within a town or city or around a site or an estate then a small electric van makes perfect sense. With running costs of less than 2.5p per mile and a purchase price starting at £16,975 (+VAT) the Saturn City EVs are a strong proposition.
The City van and truck is fully electric, being powered only by batteries, and so completely emission-free at the point of use. This makes it ideal for use in conurbations and other areas where air quality is of concern, especially those towns and cities that are imposing bans on vehicles with a petrol or diesel engine, even hybrids. Because the Saturn City van and truck operate solely on electric power, it is also exempt from road tax and many emissions and congestion charges.
Despite being compact in size, the City ‘box style’ van has a good-sized load space, conveniently being very square, with no intrusions, measuring 2,270mm long x 1,400mm wide x 1,520mm high. Meanwhile, the load space on the flatbed truck is a similar 2,260mm long x 1,400mm wide with a side surround of 400mm high and a drop-down tailgate at the rear and the sides can also be dropped. Both vehicles have a payload of 500kg.
Ideal for local and site use, the Saturn City van or truck have a range of up to 125 miles, dependent upon payload, usage and battery size. Whilst the top speed is only 50mph, this is generally more than sufficient for town, city and site use. The van and truck can be charged from a standard electric vehicle charging point or mains supply.
With a competitive starting price of £16,975 (+VAT) and a specification that includes lithium-ion battery, two seats, central locking, front and rear disc brakes, LCD display screen, Bluetooth connectivity and a USB / SD interface, the City van and truck are very competitive. Optional extras include air conditioning and GPS vehicle tracking devices.
A compact size, cost-efficiency, both in running costs and purchase price, kind to the environment, simple and convenient to operate, the Saturn City van and truck make a lot of sense.
For further information, please see the Saturn website at https://saturn-ev.co.uk/saturn-ev-range/saturn-city-van/ or contact Saturn on 0800 170 1515 or by email to email@example.com. Literature is available and test drives can be arranged."