London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has announced its entrance into the Hungarian market with the appointment of its first dealer, Gablini Automotive Group, in the capital city of Budapest.
Courtesy of London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC)
Gablini Automotive Group will provide full sales and after sales support for LEVC’s TX taxi and TX Shuttle and, from Spring 2021, the brand’s new electric van, VN5. LEVC’s unique eCity technology offers numerous benefits for electric vehicle drivers in Hungary. The ‘green license plate’ in the country allows owners of EVs to save money with car tax exemption or rebates, reduction of VAT, personal income tax relief as well as subsidised loans. Electric vehicles can park for free in the Budapest region, and in other major cities.
“Hungary has a clear e-mobility vision, with a number of incentives schemes in place to encourage operators to make the switch to zero emissions vehicles" said Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC. "In partnership with the Gablini Automotive Group, I look forward to establishing our brand and products in this progressive market.”
Gábor Gablini, President and owner of Gablini Automotive Group, added that LEVC is known for its premium quality electric vehicles, while innovation and caring for a sustainable future is one of the cornerstones of Gablini Automotive Group and that the company was the first in Hungary to start selling modern electric vehicles back in 2013.
"We think that there is a demand for range extender LCV and taxi vehicles in Hungary, where the premium quality of the interior is a decisive factor" said Mr Gablini. "That is why we think that LEVC's new, innovative products fit perfectly into our portfolio.”
LEVC, based in Coventry, UK has been manufacturing the official London black cab for more than 100 years and reinvented the iconic taxi as an electric zero emissions capable TX in 2018. Since launch, more than 4,500 units have sold worldwide, and its green credentials have prevented more than 36,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere and saved 21 million litres of fuel from use.
TX shuttle is powered by the same eCity technology as the TX electric taxi and is a zero emissions capable taxi with a flexible range of over 316 miles (510 km) and a pure EV range of 63 miles (101 km). All TX Shuttles are purpose-built to keep all occupants safe and protected. Features include up to six passenger seats, wheelchair accessibility, a secure partition screen that separates the driver and passenger compartment, contactless payment in the rear, easy to clean surfaces and an intercom system that allows driver and passenger to always communicate clearly.
LEVC’s new electric van, VN5, is already on sale in the UK and will be launched in Europe from Spring 2021. Operating in the one-tonne sector, VN5 shares the same design and lightweight aluminium construction as TX, as well as its eCity electric technology. The vehicle can also achieve a pure EV range of over 60 miles (98 km) and a total flexible range of over 300 miles (489 km).
LEVC’s global network will cover 21 markets by the end of 2021 and across Continental Europe, more than 30 sales and service partners will be in place by the end of this year.