LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has further increased its presence in Germany, partnering with Hetzler Automobile Vertriebs GmbH to offer sales and after sales support from the city of Kassel, covering the Hesse region. The addition of Hetzler Automobile Vertriebs GmbH – part of the Hetzler Gruppe – will provide customers in the region full sales and after sales support for LEVC’s TX shuttle, based on the iconic London black taxi and the company’s new electric van, VN5, which launches in Europe this Spring.
Following the appointment of Autohaus München as an LEVC dealership towards the end of last year, LEVC now has eight full sales sites in Germany, and three after sales centres.
Customers in Germany can take advantage of a number of government subsidies intended to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles. The Government office, Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA), outlines cost-savings for drivers, with potential electric vehicle customers eligible to apply for subsidies to use against the purchase price of LEVC models including the TX and VN5 electric van.
Joerg Hofmann, LEVC CEO, said: “The core focus of our export business strategy is to grow our presence across Europe this year. There is a growing demand for green transport solutions and we are keen to introduce the LEVC brand and our electric commercial vehicles to new customers and new markets. In Germany in particular, our retail representation is rapidly expanding and it’s great to have Hetzler Automobile on board to help deliver our e-mobility vision.”
Martin Rada, Managing Director of LEVC Europe, said: “I am delighted to welcome Hetzler Automobile to our expanding dealer network in Germany. As a professional and experienced automotive retailer, Hetzler will provide an excellent sales and service support to local businesses in the Hesse region looking to switch to greener mobility operations.” Alexander Host, Managing Director of Hetzler Automobile Vertriebs GmbH, said: “We are very pleased to be able to offer the innovative electric vehicles from LEVC in Central Germany. LEVC complements our model portfolio very well. The TX Shuttle and the VN5 offer unique variability and are perfect for cities.”