BłażejMrugalski (pictured right), founder of Polish Electric Vehicle Company, with Marcus Rosenborg, head of operations
(London Electric Vehicle Company) has entered into the Polish commercial vehicle and taxi markets with the appointment of an exclusive dealer partner in the country, Polish Electric Vehicle Company (PEVC).
Located in the cities of Warsaw, Poznań and Szczecin, the dealer group will provide full sales and after-sales support across three sites for LEVC’s electric TX taxi, TX Shuttle and new electric van, VN5.
Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC, said: “Our launch into the Polish market is another important step in LEVC’s export strategy as we continue to expand our business outside of the UK. We plan to have more than 30 European sales and service partners in place by the end of this year.
There is growing demand for e-mobility products across Europe and Poland is no exception. We look forward to working with our new dealer partner to introduce the LEVC brand and products to customers across the country.”
PEVC is part of one of the largest dealer groups in Poland and is fully dedicated to the LEVC brand. The three dealer sites are geographically placed to serve new LEVC customers in Poznan, Szczecin and the country’s capital city, Warsaw.
Błażej Mrugalski, founder of PEVC, said: “We are excited to represent LEVC in Poland. We respect LEVC as a manufacturer of premium quality electric vehicles (EVs), which ties in closely to the values of our dealership. We know that there is a demand for range extender LCV and taxi vehicles in Poland. As a result, we are confident that LEVC's new, innovative products will fit perfectly into our portfolio.”
Martin Rada, LEVC Europe managing director, said: “We are pleased to work with PEVC to establish our presence at the start of the EV uptake in Poland. LEVC offers innovative, high-quality, purpose-built vehicles and we are confident that our electric taxi and van will prove popular with Polish customers.”
LEVC has been manufacturing the official London black cab for more than 100 years and reinvented the iconic taxi as an electric zero-emissions capable TX in 2018. Since launch, the company says it has sold more than 5,000 units worldwide, and its green credentials have prevented more than 57,000 tonnes of CO2
from entering the atmosphere and saved 35 million litres of fuel from use.
LEVC’s unique eCity technology offers numerous benefits for EV drivers in Poland. Both TX and TX shuttle are powered by LEVC’s proven and innovative eCity technology, zero-emissions capable for 63 miles, yet with a flexible range of over 316 miles.
These TX models feature a spacious passenger environment with six passenger seats, wheelchair accessibility and a purpose-built partition separating the driver from occupants.
LEVC’s new electric van, VN5, is already on sale in the UK and will be launched in Europe this spring. Operating in the 1-tonne sector, VN5 shares the same design and lightweight aluminium construction as the TX, as well as its innovative eCity electric technology.
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.
The VN5 also has a class-leading turning circle of just 10.1m for unrivalled mobility in busy city environments and, with up to 5.5m3
cargo capacity, VN5 easily accommodates two Euro-sized pallets, offering a gross payload of up to 830kg.