LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has launched into the Austrian market with the appointment of Grünzweig Automobil GmbH. The dealership is based near Austria’s capital city of Vienna and will offer full sales and service support for LEVC’s growing product range - TX taxi, TX shuttle and VN5 electric van.
Changes to tax (NoVA) for commercial vehicles come into force in July 2021 in Austria, lining up an anticipated spike in demand for vans offering an electric powertrain in order for customers to avoid extra charges. The two main models currently made by LEVC, the TX and VN5, are exempt from NoVA payments in Austria. In anticipation of becoming an LEVC specialist, Grünzweig Automobil GmbH is also installing fast charger equipment at its dealership.
Joerg Hofmann, LEVC CEO, said: “Growing our presence in Europe is a major focus of LEVC’s export strategy and I’m pleased to add another important new market to our network with the appointment of Grünzweig Automobil GmbH in Austria.
“There is increasing demand for TX shuttle in European cities and a clear sales opportunity for our new VN5 electric van and we plan to have more than 50 dealer locations in place across Europe by the end of 2021.”
Andreas Grünzweig, Managing Director of Grünzweig Automobil GmbH, said: “We are the first to offer the sustainable electric vehicles of LEVC to the Austrian market. Alongside our new partner, we are investing in innovative and sustainable mobility. We are constantly optimising our processes and resources as we embrace the future and demand for electric vehicles. The VN5 in particular gives customers a great opportunity to buy into clean and efficient transport for the delivery sector. We look forward to an exciting collaboration with LEVC.”
Martin Rada, Managing Director LEVC Europe, said: “With Grünzweig Automobil GmbH we have found a professional and experienced partner based in Vienna who shares our passion for future mobility solutions. Demand for zero-emission capable vehicles is growing rapidly in Austria, particularly in its capital city, and I look forward to working with Grünzweig to establish our brand and products in this progressive market.”