London Taxi Company (LTC) has relaunched as LEVC and unveiled the final version of the new London taxi - the TX - and its eCity hybrid powertrain technology.
The vehicle uses a battery electric powertrain with a small petrol generator. Applied to the all-new electric TX, the technology allows for a range of more than 400 miles including more than 70 miles range with zero emissions.
Chris Gubbey, CEO of LEVC said: “London has led the way in setting out tough measures to reduce taxi and van emissions and in just a few short years we expect EVs for the commercial operator will not just become commonplace, but mandatory in cities around the world creating huge opportunities for LEVC globally.”
A key consideration for the company’s new name and brand positioning is its international strategy, which has been boosted by the news that LEVC has received its first major international order from RMC in the Netherlands for an initial 225 vehicles to be delivered in 2018.
RMC, one of the Netherlands’ largest taxi operators, has been appointed as the importer and operator.
Gubbey added: "Today’s announcement that RMC will be our importer for the Netherlands is great news for LEVC and demonstrates the need for EV urban commercial vehicles across Europe and the world.
"We have been extremely impressed with the vision and business plan presented by the management team at RMC and we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship.”