LEVC announces further expansion in the Spanish commercial vehicle market with the appointment of its second dealer partner.
Located on Avinguda da la Fama, Cornellà de Llobregat in Barcelona, the showroom will provide customers in the province with full sales and aftersales support for LEVC’s TX models, based on the iconic London taxi, along with the company’s new electric van, VN5.
Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC, said: “As we continue with our European growth strategy, Spain is a key market for LEVC and this is strengthened further by the government’s clear e-mobility direction and EV incentives.
“I am pleased to partner with Ronda 15 in Barcelona, an appointment which will allow commercial vehicle operators in one of the country’s largest cities to discover our new models and make the switch to electric.”
LEVC is seeing growing demand for its TX products in Europe, as taxi operators and on demand shuttle services switch to greener mobility solutions. TX and TX shuttle are powered by LEVC’s proven and innovative eCity technology, zero emissions capable for 63 miles (101km) yet with a flexible range of over 316 miles (510 km).
Both TX models feature a spacious passenger environment with six passenger seats, wheelchair accessibility and a purpose-built partition separating the driver from occupants.
VN5, LEVC’s new electric van, has is available in Europe from June this year. Operating in the one-tonne sector, VN5 shares the same distinctive design and lightweight aluminium construction as TX, as well as its eCity electric technology. VN5 can achieve a pure EV range of over 98km (60 miles) and a total flexible range of over 489 km (300 miles) and, with up to 5.5m capacity, VN5 cargo capacity accommodates two Euro sized pallets with a gross payload up to 830kg.
Jaime Banús, Managing Director of Ronda 15, said: “At Ronda 15 we are honoured to represent LEVC in the province of Barcelona, making us a key player in the launch of the brand in Catalonia and Spain. Our company is committed to the introduction of vehicles supporting sustainable urban mobility for all.
“LEVC, manufacturer of the iconic London taxi, is today a leader in the production of premium electric vehicles with the exclusive “Range Extended” technology applied to its light commercial vehicles taxis and cars for passenger transport. We are determined to be a fundamental partner for the implantation of these innovative products in our country.”
Martin Rada, Managing Director for EU operations, said: “I am pleased to welcome Ronda 15 to our European dealer network. With their expert knowledge and experience in the province of Barcelona, we are sure that they will be able to provide an excellent service and support to customers looking to switch to greener commercial vehicle operations.I look forward to seeing TX and VN5 around the city very soon.”
Customers in Spain can take advantage of a number of government subsidies intended to improve the uptake of electric vehicles. The MOVES incentive was subject to a government-funded injection up to €800 million to make electric vehicles cheaper for both private motorists and business.
As a result of the MOVES scheme, buyers can receive up to €9,000 off the purchase price of a new electric van, while customers could obtain greater benefits in some cities.
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