British taxi manufacturer London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) are celebrating a record year for sales with over 2,500 vehicle sold in 2019.
Sales more than doubled in comparison to the firm's debut year in 2018, helped by a significant rise from taxi and ride sharing shuttle services, with 2,507 electric TX models sold.
LEVC will aim to continue its strategic objective of being the leading green commercial mobility provider and plan to further grow its range later this year with the launch of a new electric van.
Introduced to the market at the start of 2018, the world’s most advanced electric taxi has proven popular with drivers and fleet owners with its eCity technology, which combines 80 miles (128km) of zero-emissions pure electric range with the flexibility of a total electrically driven range of 377 miles (600km), made possible thanks to the on-board range-extender.
Over 3,800 TX electric taxis have now been sold since launch, making a significant international contribution to improving air quality. So far, 30 thousand tonnes of CO2 has been prevented from entering the atmosphere – the same as 1,785 return flights from London to Melbourne. While travelling a combined distance of 95 million miles, the same as driving around the world 3,815 times, fossil fuel usage has been cut significantly, by 17.5 million litres compared to the previous diesel taxi and saving drivers more than £17 million in running costs.
Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC, said: “Our TX has been a huge success with drivers and passengers alike; the fact that we have more than doubled sales to 2,507 vehicles this year is testament to that. The TX provides the perfect solution to the growing demand for green mobility solutions in cities across the world, and we rapidly continue to grow our export business to introduce TX taxi and TX shuttle to more new markets.
“We will also grow our product range in 2020, with the launch of a new electric van. This exciting new model will enable the commercial vehicle sector to also benefit from the successful TX combination of eCity technology, unrivalled turning circle capability and renowned durability.”
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