LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) continues to expand its UK dealer network with the appointment of a new sales partner, HTC Van Centre, providing complete sales support for the TX taxi and VN5 electric van across the Greater Manchester region.
HTC Van Centre, which is based in the Trafford area of the city, brings the number of UK-based LEVC sales locations to 17, along with more than 31 additional service centres across the country.
- HTC Van Centre appointed as latest LEVC sales dealer, providing full TX taxi and VN5 van sales in the Greater Manchester area
- MotorSave will provide complete aftersales and services support for the TX electric taxi and VN5 electric vans in the region
- LEVC’s cost-effective, range-anxiety free, state-of-the-art EVs are the obvious choice for Manchester-based taxi drivers and van operators
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- For more information on LEVC, visit www.levc.com
Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC, commented: “We are delighted to welcome HTC Van Centre to our UK network, expanding LEVC’s presence in one of the UK’s major cities – Manchester. LEVC provides the leading solution for businesses looking for a no-compromise, flexible, purpose-built and green vehicle.”
Justin Seal, HTC Group General Manager Vans, said: “HTC Group is extremely proud to add LEVC to its commercial vehicle business. LEVC is a world-leading manufacturer of EVs and HTC is looking forward to showing the fantastic TX and VN5 products with our existing customer base, as well as introduce them to new customers along the way.”
LEVC’s electric TX taxi eliminates range anxiety, minimises CO2 emissions and optimises profitability thanks to its unique eCity technology. It offers a pure electric, zero-emission range of 64 miles (103km) and is capable of a total range of up to 318 miles (512km) thanks to its innovative range-extending technology. Regardless of age, gender or disability, TX is an accessible and inclusive vehicle for all passengers. Wheelchair users are able to enjoy a forward-facing position, while TX has flexible space on board for up to six occupants. It also qualifies for the Plug-in Taxi Grant (PITG), reducing its price by £7,500.
The VN5 electric van is based on the same innovative architecture and proven eCity technology as LEVC’s TX electric taxi. With a pure EV range of over 60 miles and a total flexible range of 304 miles, the VN5 is ideally suited to urban deliveries in zero-emission mode, as well as longer journeys outside of town.
With up to 5.5m3 capacity, the VN5's cargo capacity can easily accommodate two Euro sized pallets and offers a gross payload of up to 830kg. It has been built with a large side-loading door (enabling a pallet to be side-loaded) and a 60/40 split door at the rear to make loading and unloading easy for the driver. It also qualifies for the Plug-in Van Grant (PIVG), reducing its price by £6,000.
In addition to HTC Van Centre, MotorSave will provide full aftersales and services support for LEVC’s TX electric taxi and VN5 electric van in the Manchester region, giving taxi and van drivers the complete dealer support experience.
LEVC’s history began in 1908 when the first dedicated black cab was specially designed and commissioned for use in London. With its unmistakable silhouette and classic design cues, this iconic British vehicle has defined the company for over a century. In 2018, LEVC introduced its latest taxi model, the electric TX. TX is world’s cleanest, most advanced taxi ever, powered by LEVC’s revolutionary eCity technology.
LEVC manufactures its purpose-built, range extended electric TX taxi and TX shuttle models at a state-of-the-art factory in Ansty, Coventry. Since 2014, Geely has invested more than £500m into LEVC, allowing it to build an entirely new eco-friendly manufacturing facility, the UK’s first dedicated to the production of electric vehicles.
In November 2019, LEVC started production of its first non-taxi model with the launch of VN5, a medium-sized electric van. Utilising the same eCity technology as TX, VN5 offers both zero-emission capability and zero range anxiety, a critical combination for commercial vehicle operators.
A new central European sales office in Frankfurt was established in 2019 to increase LEVC’s presence across Europe and further new markets such as Middle East, New Zealand and Australia will continue to increase the company’s export footprint. This strategy will see LEVC move from 90% domestic sales to 60% export in 2024.