An electric four-wheeler with a claimed range of from 25 miles to just over 60 miles and a 200kg payload capacity was on display on Handsfree Group's stand, in parcel giant DPD's livery.
Made by Norwegian company Paxster, and suitable for urban last-mile delivery work, it comes with scooter-type controls. A lithium-ion battery pack is fitted with charging times ranging from four to ten hours depending on the pack selected.
Prices range from £15,000 to £18,000 depending on specification. Handsfree is the UK distributor.
Moving up the weight scale, Paneltex was promoting an all-electric refrigerated vehicle based around a Fiat Professional Ducato converted to battery power by BD Automotive.
Able to transport 1.1 tonnes of goods, it is a 4.25-tonner. It can be driven on an ordinary car driver's licence thanks to a government concession aimed at encouraging the use of zero-emission vehicles.
With a chilled section at the front, an ambient section at the back and equipped with an electric GAH fridge unit, the body is accessible from three sides, including through barn-type doors at the rear.