Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street visited London Electric Vehicle Company’s (LEVC) state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Coventry. In addition to producing TX Taxi electric models, LEVC manufactures the new VN5 electric vans. Thirty of the latter were recently sold to bp pulse on behalf of their electricians. Both of the vehicles will are supposed to contribute to the capital’s goal of achieving a zero carbon London by 2030.
As for the the VN5 van, it shares the same lightweight aluminum construction as the TX Taxi, as well as its eCity technology. Also designed from the ground up to offer a highly capable, flexible and economical electric transportation platform, the VN5 has a pure EV range of over 96 km, and total range-extended capacity of almost 490 km, giving it the flexibility to accommodate any kind of journey.
LEVC CEO on the visit paid by Mayor Sadiq Khan
«I am pleased to host the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, here at LEVC in Coventry today as the capital continues its journey to becoming net zero by 2030», said Joerg Hofmann, LEVC CEO, said. «I am also pleased to host Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands. With our range of revolutionary electrically driven vehicles – the TX black taxi and VN5 light commercial vehicle – LEVC is providing the optimum solution for drivers and businesses looking to transition to green mobility while charging infrastructure improves in London and across the UK. Increasing the number of charge-points in the run up to 2030 will be crucial in ensuring businesses can operate emissions free. I look forward to working with the Mayor in supporting London’s journey to becoming a zero carbon city».