London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) are displaying the TX ‘Shuttle’ on the Department for International Trade stand at IAA New Mobility World area from 10 September to 15 September. Since 2014, GEELY has invested more than £500m into LEVC, allowing it to build an entirely new manufacturing facility in Ansty, Coventry and to develop the TX Taxi, a vehicle which has been a huge success with 2,500 examples sold in the UK and throughout Europe.
The Midlands based firm are now ramping up plans to drive sales of its green mobility solutions across Europe. A new central European sales office is set to open in Frankfurt. The electric car manufacturer has achieved strong sales figures so far this year, with record sales month-on-month since April. The all-electric TX has been officially selected as the vehicle for the new on-demand public transport service in Offenbach in Germany and recently formed part of the VIP shuttle service at the AvD Old-timer Grand Prix held at the Nürburgring. LEVC is also currently working with University of Duisenberg-Essen and the city of Cologne to determine the possibility of creating inductive charging for the TX fleet, meaning the LEVC products may not need to be plugged in. Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC, commented: "The TX Taxi has been a huge success with 2500 vehicles sold in the UK – and across Europe. It has proved that taxi drivers have become converts of green logistics, with major benefits in terms of cost savings, while for commercial vehicle operators the e-City range extender technology takes away range anxiety once and for all. “The time is right for a new green mobility provider, cities are faced with ever-growing populations and the challenge of air quality. With our zero emission TX Taxi, TX Shuttle and LCV, we can change the way people and goods are moved around an urban area. “Our overall growth strategy is supported by export sales into new markets together with a new range of products. Our goal is to be the leading European green commercial mobility solution provider and I have every confidence we will achieve that ambition."