LEVC, the makers of London’s electric black cabs have been busy working on another model. Based on their TX, their electric van is to combine an electric drive with a tiny range extender and LEVC says its is not just for the last mile.
Instead the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC), previously known as LTC and still owned by Geely, sees their electric van providing “the link between out of town distribution centres and city destinations”. In other words, that is delivery around the 100 mile threshold.
While pricing has not been revealed, its is expected to be more competitive than the +50,000 pounds cabbies have to pay for an electric cab.
LEVC’s new light commercial vehicle is the second electric vehicle to come out of their EV factory in Warwickshire, alongside the range-extended black cab that can be seen roaming London (we reported). According to Autocar, LEVC expects that there will be 10,000 vehicles built at the plant by 2020, split equally between the taxi and van. That is set to expand to 20,000 vehicles by 2022.
After Britain, LEVC has begun to enter the market in Germany as well as Scandinavia reportedly. CEO Chris Gubbey had projected the move last summer in our interview held at the launch or the electric cab TX in London.