Taxi manufacturers LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has continued its expansion into Europe with the appointment of three new dealer sites in the Netherlands. This follows the appointment last month of Stern Lijnden dealer in Amsterdam. Mobility Centre, which has three locations around Rotterdam, joins the dealer network to further LEVC’s reach in the region. Each Centre will provide customers in the Rotterdam area full sales and after sales support for LEVC’s TX taxi and TX Shuttle and, from Spring 2021, the brand’s new electric van, VN5.
The British based company are hoping that the TX and TX Shuttle models will have high appeal thanks to its low CO2 emissions of 19g/km. Car tax in the Netherlands – or Belasting van Personenautos en Motorrijwielen (BPM) – is calculated on CO2 rates, meaning that the TX can operate with an annual BPM as little as €456, a fraction of the cost compared to other popular taxi models.
LEVC, based in Coventry, UK has been manufacturing the official London black cab for more than 100 years and reinvented the iconic taxi as an electric zero emissions capable TX in 2018. Since launch, more than 4,500 units have sold worldwide and its green credentials have prevented more than 36,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere and saved 21 million litres of fuel from use.
Joerg Hofmann, LEVC CEO, said: “Expanding our operations in the Netherlands is part of our European growth plan and Mobility Centre will play a key role in sharing our vision to grow our e-mobility footprint in the region. The Netherlands is progressive and highly advanced in its EV infrastructure development and LEVC’s products, both in the taxi and the commercial vehicle markets, will cater for the growing demands for greener transport solutions.”
Bert van Es, Managing Director at Mobility Centre Rotterdam, said: “For us at Mobility Centre, LEVC is a great addition to our product portfolio and offers effective mobility with its TX model. Furthermore, with the launch of the VN5 we will be able to offer a light commercial vehicle equipped to handle the needs of van customers while reducing vehicle emissions.”