LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has continued its ambitious European growth strategy by announcing the appointment of THREE new dealers in Spain.
The dealers will offer full sales and aftersales support for LEVC’s breakthrough electric TX Taxi, TX Shuttle, and VN5 Van.
Opening in Bilbao, Malaga and Valencia, the new franchises extend LEVC’s reach in Spain to now five centres, following the appointment earlier in 2021 of Ronda 15 in Barcelona and Auto Elia in Madrid.
Joerg Hofmann, LEVC CEO, said: “In April 2021, the Spanish government stepped up a gear, introducing a range of measures, including financial initiatives, to promote rapid growth in the EV sector by aiming to place five million EVs on Spain’s roads by 2030. Now, the timing is perfect for growing our business further and reaching new customers in Bilbao, Malaga and Valencia, through a strong partnership that harnesses the expertise, enthusiasm and experience of the highly regarded Carwagen Group, Vedat Group, and Vypsa group.”
A move to greener vehicles is set to engulf taxi and commercial vehicle fleets across Europe as drivers and operators seek out more sustainable mobility solutions. The European Green Deal provides an additional driving factor, with its goal of establishing one million charging points on the continent by 2025 and ensuring a minimum of 30 million zero-emission vehicles on Europe's roads by 2030.
Jose Miñano, Managing Director of Vedat Group (Valencia), said: “We are looking forward to seeing the iconic London black cab ferrying passengers around the streets of Valencia. Along with the VN5 van, it will help accelerate Spain’s commercial vehicle market towards sustainable mobility. The Vedat Group is proud to have been selected by LEVC to be part of the journey and we are eager to introduce our customers to the LEVC range. Given our ambitious sales trajectory and experience, we are confident that we can contribute significantly to LEVC’s growth across Europe.”
Customers in Spain can take advantage of several government subsidies intended to improve the uptake of electric vehicles. The MOVES III incentive is subject to a maximum government-funded injection of up to €800 million to make electric vehicles more affordable for private motorists and businesses.
As a result of the MOVES III scheme, buyers can receive up to €9,000 off the purchase price of a new electric van. In addition, the Spanish government has announced the Strategic Project for the Recovery and Economic Transformation (PERTE) of Electric and Connected Vehicles, to establish 250,000 registered electric vehicles and between 80,000-110,000 charging points across the network by 2023.