London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC)
has today hosted Sadiq Khan and Andy Street at its Coventry factory as The Mayor of London outlined plans to increase the number of electric vehicle (EV) charge points in London as part of his 2030 EV Infrastructure Strategy.
With more than 4,300 TX electric taxis sold in the capital since 2018, LEVC has played a major role in growing the number of EVs on London’s streets — and is already building on this progress with its new VN5, the company’s clean, green, flexible and cost-effective electric light van. These zero-emission capable EVs are helping to improve air quality, directly supporting City Hall’s goals of decarbonising the transport network and achieving a zero carbon London by 2030.
The original London taxi, totally redesigned for the 21st Century as the TX Taxi, is purpose-built with ample space for six passengers, wheelchair access and clever eCity technology, which combines 63 miles of zero-emissions pure electric range with the flexibility of a total electrically driven range of 316 miles — made possible thanks to the on-board range-extender.
In 2019, LEVC launched the VN5 — its new electric van — which shares the same lightweight aluminum construction as the TX, as well as its eCity technology. Also designed from the ground up to offer a highly capable, flexible and economical electric transportation platform, the VN5 has a pure EV range of over 60 miles, and total range-extended capacity of 304 miles, giving it the flexibility to accommodate any kind of journey.
Both vehicles are built at LEVC’s ‘state of the art’ factory in Ansty, Coventry where more than £500 million has been invested by parent company GEELY since 2014.
Joerg Hofmann, LEVC CEO, said: “I am pleased to host the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, here at LEVC in Coventry today as the capital continues its journey to becoming ‘Net Zero’ by 2030. I am also pleased to host Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands.
“With our range of revolutionary electrically driven vehicles — the TX black taxi and VN5 light commercial vehicle — LEVC is providing the optimum solution for drivers and businesses looking to transition to green mobility while charging infrastructure improves in London and across the UK.
“Increasing the number of charge-points in the run up to 2030 will be crucial in ensuring businesses can operate emissions-free. I look forward to working with the Mayor in supporting London’s journey to becoming a zero carbon city.”