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LEVC to create 100 new jobs to meet growing demand
The London EV Company (LEVC) is set to create more than 100 new jobs at its headquarters in Ansty, near Coventry.
Building on a record year in 2019 – with more than 2,500 units of its taxi sold – LEVC is forecasting a 50% increase in demand for 2020.
The electric vehicle maker expanded its product line-up beyond the successful TX taxi with a TX shuttle variant in September last year. In Q4 this year, its range will grow further with the launch of a new electric van, taking the successful TX combination of eCity technology, unrivalled turning circle capability and renowned durability into the commercial vehicle sector.
Through the company’s export strategy, its market presence is also projected to more than double, with plans to be operating in 20 countries by the end of the year.
Joerg Hofmann, chief executive of the London EV Company, said: “LEVC is at the forefront of reinventing mobility, by transforming from an iconic British taxi brand to a leading electric vehicle manufacturer.
“We are at a pivotal time in LEVC’s history. Our strategic direction is on track as we deliver consistent, planned growth and I’m delighted to be able to create new job opportunities this year to support the continuing success of our business.”
Both the TX models and new electric van use LEVC’s proven e-City range extender technology, with 80 miles of emissions free driving and an extended electrically driven total range of over 370 miles. The new van will offer a ‘distribution to door’ – not just last mile – service, providing the critical link between out of town depots and city centres, while the TX shuttle serves the growing need for on-demand public transport and taxi services.