Helecs was a marque of British battery-electric road vehicles, produced initially by the electrical engineers Hindle Smart Co Ltd of Ardwick , Manchester from onwards. One of their first vehicles was a collaboration with Jensen Motors for a tractor unit, used primarily for railway deliveries, and they then produced a number of vehicles which were aimed at the dairy industry and bodied as milk floats for retail milk delivery. They had some success with exports to Canada, and two independent companies bearing the Helecs Vehicles name were set up, in and All of the companies became insolvent in
Jensen Commercial Vehicles. Jensen was founded by two brothers, Alan and Richard Jensen who were born in and They became interested in cars at an early age, and so in their father set them up in their first business, Patrick Jensen Motors, based at Edgbaston. They ran the business with Joe Patrick, but left during the following year after a disagreement. In they started work at W.
Yet, it was the commercial vehicles, which allowed Jensen Motors to do what they truly loved; building fine motor cars. Dutch Jensen historian, Han Kamp, gives us an insight to the world of Jensen-made commercial vehicles. Building commercial vehicles was of great significance to the Jensen Brothers.