LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has appointed Guest Truck and Van as a sales and servicing partner in five locations across the Midlands.
Guest Truck and Van and its sister company, Sherwood Truck and Van, will represent LEVC in Birmingham, Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent, Sheffield and Leicester, providing full sales and after sales support for both the TX taxi and VN5 van.
Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC, said: “I am pleased to welcome Guest Truck and Van to LEVC as we grow our network to support our expanding product portfolio. This strategic partnership will enhance our dealer operations in the Midlands and their experience and expertise in the commercial vehicle sector will be a great asset to our business and customers.”
LEVC plans to have more than 50 sales and service locations in the UK by the end of the year, to ensure its customers are never more than 45 minutes from an authorised service point.
The Coventry-based firm has been manufacturing the official London black cab for more than 100 years and recently launched its zero emissions capable TX in 2018. Using range-extender technology it has a maximum range of 316 miles and can provide 63 zero-emission miles on a single charge.
Robert Spittle (pictured), managing director at Guest Truck and Van, said: “Entering a partnership with a world-leading manufacturer of electric taxis as they prepare to launch an exciting new product on the commercial vehicle market is a truly exciting prospect for us.
“Our expertise and experience will allow us to ensure that LEVC customers in our areas have access to the best possible support nearby, while those invested in switching to cleaner technologies in vans, or taxi drivers looking to switch to the TX, can have informed conversations with a reputable dealer. This partnership represents another step forward for us, as the industry moves towards a greener future.”