1 sep 20

LEVC expands European dealer network to support EV sales

The manufacturer of London’s iconic black cab has opened two new dealerships in Berlin and Hamburg as it develops a pan-European distribution network for its new range of electric vehicles.

Koch Gruppe Automobile AG in Berlin and AMC Kruell GmbH in Hamburg will provide full sales and aftersales support for LEVC’s TX Shuttle, an electric taxi/people carrier, as well as LEVC’s new battery-powered VN5 one-tonne light van from spring 2021.

Pan-European dealer network

LEVC is owned by the Chinese automotive giant Geely. The UK-based company opened a European sales office in Hamburg last year and its growing dealer network will cover 21 countries in the EU by the end of 2021. There are now three full LEVC dealers in Germany, with Autohaus Markötter Bielefeld covering the Ostwestfalen-Lippe region in the north-west. There are also six LEVC aftersales sites in Berlin, Karlsruhe, Hamburg, Hanau, Krefeld and Munich.  

EV with range extender

LEVC’s aluminium bodied TX Shuttle (pictured top) is powered by an electric motor and has a zero emission range of 101 km. The on-board petrol driven range extender can increase the vehicle’s range to over 484km.

Electric VN5 van

The VN5 van (pictured below) offers very similar range, can carry two Euro-sized pallets and has a gross payload of 830kg.

Thomas Koch, chairman of the Board of Management of Koch Group Automobile AG, said: "We see a growing demand for electrically-powered shuttle vehicles and vans - especially for major cities like Berlin. LEVC can provide for both these segments.”

Vassilios Lambrinakos, managing director of AMC Kruell GmbH, added: “There is an increasing demand for more sustainable mobility options in our region and we are delighted to bring LEVC products to our local businesses and fleet operators.”

Authored by: Jonathan Manning