We like to think we’re on top of everything that happens in the motoring world here at TG Towers. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there are some cars that slip through the net.

The panel van version of LEVC’s new London electric taxi was indeed one of those things. We can’t begin to imagine why.

Although that’s unkind, because the van (known as the LCV), seems to be an extremely worthy proposition. It was originally unveiled back in June to literally some fanfare, and apparently uses exactly the same underpinnings as the taxi.

That means an electric motor providing 80 miles of EV range, combined with a range extending 1.3-litre petrol engine – allowing you to carry and deliver medium-sized items for 377 miles in total.