Coventry taxi maker the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has continued its European expansion with the opening of new dealers in two major German cities.
The company, which produces an electric version of the famous London black cab at its factory in Ansty Park on the edge of Coventry, has announced the opening of new dealers in Berlin and Hamburg.
Koch Gruppe Automobile AG, Berlin and AMC Kruell GmbH, Hamburg will provide full sales and after sales support for LEVC’s electric taxi, the TX Shuttle, and its new VN5 van, which is poised to go into production.
LEVC’s EU-wide network is set to cover 21 European countries by the end of 2021
LEVC CEO Joerg Hofmann said: “We are very pleased to add Koch Gruppe Automobile AG in Berlin and AMC Kruell GmbH in Hamburg to our growing network of dealers in Europe. “With these appointments LEVC now has a major presence in two of Germany’s largest cities and I know they will provide superb service to customers who are keen to make the shift to a clean mobility.”
Thomas Koch, chairman of the board of management of Koch Group Automobile AG, said: “The partnership with LEVC is strategically important for us.
“We see a growing demand for electrically powered shuttle vehicles and vans – especially for major cities like Berlin. LEVC can provide for both these segments.”
Vassilios Lambrinakos, managing director of AMC Kruell GmbH, said: “There is an increasing demand for more sustainable mobility options in our region and we are delighted to bring LEVC products to our local businesses and fleet operators.
“Our customers can look forward to innovative electric commercial vehicles with an impressive design.”
The appointment of dealers in Germany’s two largest cities brings the number of full LEVC dealers in Germany to three.
The Berlin and Hamburg dealers join Autohaus Markötter Bielefeld, which is located in north-western Germany and supports customers in the Ostwestfalen-Lippe region.
In addition to this, LEVC already has an additional six aftersales sites located in: Berlin, Karlsruhe, Hamburg, Hanau, Krefeld, and Munich.
LEVC has been manufacturing the official London black cab for more than 100 years, reinventing the vehicle as the TX Taxi in 2017.
It is a range extended zero emissions capable taxi, which has already sold 4,500 units worldwide.
The TX Shuttle shares the same engineering DNA as the electric London TX taxi and is powered by the same eCity technology, a zero emissions capable taxi with a flexible range of more than 301 miles and a pure EV range of up to 63 miles.
From next spring, LEVC’s new electric van, VN5, will be launched in Europe.
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