Tag: LEVC

Jul 24, 2020 - 01:56 pm

DPD UK ahead of electrification schedule

The parcel service DPD now has over 700 electric vehicles in use in the UK, and has thus reached its target of electrifying ten per cent of its UK fleet five months earlier than planned.

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Jul 21, 2020 - 12:48 pm

LEVC expands to Germany

The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has concluded its first sales and service partnership in Germany with the Markötter Bielefeld car dealership. This step follows the establishment of the sales office for Central Europe in Frankfurt last year.

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Jul 9, 2020 - 02:38 pm

LEVC reveals series VN5 electric van for £46,500

The Geely subsidiary LEVC has presented the series version of its electric van with range extender called VN5, which can be ordered immediately and delivered from the end of 2020. Prices for the British market have been revealed.

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Jun 24, 2020 - 06:38 pm

UK government boosts electric automotive sector

The UK government has awarded £73.5 million in funding through the Advanced Propulsion Centre. This includes ten projects in the automotive sector to develop technologies to reduce CO2 emissions. A significant proportion of the money is being spent on furthering electric vehicle production and technology.

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Apr 27, 2020 - 12:47 pm

LEVC pauses supplier payments for April

The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has apparently stopped payments to suppliers for at least a month. The company has invoked a force majeure clause in its contracts due to the coronavirus crisis. LEVC’s business plan for this year remains unchanged.

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Apr 23, 2020 - 04:05 pm

Oxford City Council begins fleet electrification

In England, Oxford City Council has received the first six electric vehicles ordered as part of its Energy Superhub Oxford project. A further 27 battery-electric vehicles, including cars, a street sweeper, an excavator and mix of different sized vans, should be delivered over the next 3-4 months.

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Mar 16, 2020 - 01:14 pm

LEVC names their first electric transporter VN5

The Geely subsidiary LEVC has announced the name of its new e-transporter with range extender due for production this year. It’s called the VN5, where the number represents the five cubic meter load capacity. There are also further details about the van’s chassis.

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Feb 20, 2020 - 02:58 pm

LEVC to create 100 jobs in electric van production

The Geely subsidiary LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) wants to create 100 new jobs during the production of the new delivery van in Anstry near Coventry. Pre-series production of the PHEV transporter recently started. But the company also has ambitious plans with the well-known taxi model.

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Jan 17, 2020 - 05:56 pm

UK funds wireless charging trial for electric cabs

The British government announces an investment of 3.4 million pounds for tests on wireless charging of electric taxis. Specifically, ten e-taxis from Nissan and LEVC are to be equipped with appropriate hardware and inductively charged in Nottingham for six months.

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Jan 13, 2020 - 01:21 pm

LEVC to release hybrid-electric taxi in Japan

The UK Geely subsidiary LEVC is opening up a new market with its hybrid taxi, which combines an electric drive with a combustion engine as a range extender. The LEVC TX eCity has now been launched in Japan with the Fleetway and Service Company acting as the official importer and dealer.

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Nov 28, 2019 - 04:28 pm

Inductive charging project for taxis in Cologne

In the German city of Cologne, an inductive (wireless) charging project for taxis is being set up called the Taxi Charging Concept for Public Spaces (TALAKO for short from the German). This is part of the SMATA feasibility project was launched in October.

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Oct 8, 2019 - 12:49 pm

Geely & Volvo merge hybrid and ICE motors

Volvo Cars and its parent company Geely intend to merge the development and production of internal combustion engines and hybrid drives into an independent company to save costs and to focus on the development of an all-electric range of cars.

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Aug 28, 2019 - 05:54 pm

Sherbet London purchases 125 LEVC taxis

London taxi company Sherbet has just announced the purchase of 125 new electric taxis worth over £7 million. The first 50 black electric cabs were already delivered this month, the remaining 75 are soon to follow.

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Aug 19, 2019 - 04:13 pm

LEVC and EO Charging join forces in Scotland

EO Charging, a UK charger manufacturer, has been selected as the London EV Company’s (LEVC) official charging partner in Scotland. EO will supply and install ‘smart’ home charging points across the country.

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Jun 17, 2019 - 01:18 pm

LEVC presents delivery van with range extender

The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has now officially presented its semi-electric delivery vehicle, for which the order books are to be opened at the end of 2020. Deliveries are scheduled to start at the end of 2020.

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Jan 31, 2019 - 01:12 pm

UK company LEVC lays off 70 employees

The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) is to lay off 70 temporary employees, according to information from the BBC. Reasons were not given, but it is likely that Brexit has played a role.

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Jan 17, 2019 - 02:01 pm

LEVC: Jörg Hoffman to follow Chris Gubbey

The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC), which belongs to the Geely Group, will soon be managed by a German. After the current CEO Chris Gubbey announced his retirement, LEVC appointed the former Audi- and GM-Manager Jörg Hofmann as his successor.

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Jan 9, 2019 - 04:11 pm

LEVC delays new electric van

The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) is postponing the launch of its planned new electric delivery van. The new vehicle should have come out at the end of 2019, but will only be “ready for the market at the beginning of the 2020s”. LEVC already published a first photo of the EV in May 2018.

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Oct 18, 2018 - 02:26 pm

Paris grants permission for launch of LEVC’s black cab

Geely-owned London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) will bring its electric taxi with range extender to Paris. A permit for the black cab has now been granted by the Paris authorities. The French capital is expected to receive the model called TX in the first half of 2019.

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Jul 18, 2018 - 05:58 pm

Hamburg: Deutsche Bahn to use LEVC electric cabs

Deutsche Bahn subsidiary ioki has launched an individual shuttle service in Hamburg. The on-demand offer complements the public transit by operator VHH and is included in their ticketing. The partners opted for the range-extended electric taxis made by British LEVC.

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Jul 5, 2018 - 04:18 pm

Beige electric cabs by LEVC kick-off in Germany

A bit of Britain has come to Germany today as LEVC launches their range extended cab in the country. The TX will cost just short of 60,000 euros and LEVC chairman Carl-Peter Forster believes the taxi will soon make it on “many significant markets” worldwide.

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Jun 25, 2018 - 03:14 pm

London Black Cab rival en route to Coventry

Geely-owned LEVC that make the electrified London black cabs may soon have a rival right at their base in Coventry. The Chinese conglomerate Red Sun Group has reached out to Britain’s Ecotive and CAD CAM Automotive (CCA) to start building hybrid taxis in the UK as well.

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May 31, 2018 - 02:41 pm

First glimpse: all-electric van from LEVC

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.

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May 17, 2018 - 05:43 pm

Driving electric cars makes you happy

Seriously. Driving an electric car makes people happy, a study by York University finds. Commissioned by London cab company LEVC, the researchers monitored brain activity of cabbies sitting in diesel and electric vehicles and compared the results.

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Feb 6, 2018 - 10:11 pm

LEVC to enter Scandinavian markets

After hitting the London Taxi scene, the London Electric Vehicle Company has signed a statement of intent detailing a cooperation for charging ports and infrastructure with Fortum Charge & Drive, which is planned to cover Norway, Sweden and Finland.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/24/dpd-uk-ahead-of-electrification-schedule/
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