London Electric Vehicle Company Unveiled as it Presents Design for TX Electric Taxi
london taxi company relaunches as LEVC, marking the next stage in the company’s transformation. london electric vehicle company has the ambition to be the urban commercial vehicle provider of choice for cities around the world, with investment backing from parties totalling £325 million.
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alongside the unveiling of the brand, london electric vehicle company reveals the final design of the new london taxi – the ‘TX’ – and its ecity technology; comprising of an advanced battery electric powertrain, with a small petrol generator. the combination allows for a range of over 400 miles (644 km), including 70 miles (110 km) range with zero emissions. due to launch in london later this year, LEVC is finalizing its quality and testing regime for the ‘TX’ which has taken it to the extreme heat of the arizona desert, and freezing temperatures in the arctic circle.
chris gubbey, CEO, london electric vehicle company, comments, ‘today is an incredibly exciting day for the company, for the world’s cities, for the air we breathe and for the drivers of commercial vehicles. the launch of LEVC marks britain’s leadership as a first mover in creating the world’s only dedicated electric vehicle company for the urban commercial market.’
he continues, ‘from our heritage as the manufacturer of the iconic london taxi, we have unparalleled insight into the needs of commercial operators. drawing on the best of british design and engineering as well as technical expertise from our sister company volvo, our products will help transform city living and provide taxi drivers with an average weekly fuel saving of £100 compared with our outgoing diesel model.’