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LEVC targets June 8th to restart TX electric taxi production

5th Jun 2020 Danny Morgan


LEVC, the company behind the TX electric taxi, will begin a phased return to work on June 8th at its Ansty plant near Coventry.

The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) says it is looking to restart production of the TX electric taxi from June 8th as well as move into the next phase for its VN5 electric van build.

To help restart production and keep workers safe, LEVC is introducing more than 100 new processes at its Ansty production facility, including the control of entrances and exits with thermal imaging, one-way systems and staggered break times to name a few.

LEVC says it has seen an increased demand for its zero-emissions capable TX electric taxi since lockdown measures started to ease throughout Europe. The TX, which uses a 33kWh battery and small petrol generator to power the electric motors, is capable of up to 81 miles of range on electric power alone and the battery can be charged up separately. The petrol generator only comes into use when required to extend the range of the TX.

LEVC says its “iconic standard features such as a purpose-built protection screen to keep both passengers and driver socially distanced, contactless payment, a two-way intercom and easy clean surfaces offer a safe and comfortable travel solution”.

Joerg Hofmann, CEO, LEVC said: “We have worked closely with suppliers and employees to ensure a safe and successful restart in June, and I’m pleased that we have also been able to support local communities with critical PPE. Our TX is purpose-built for protection and we are looking forward to supplying TX demand once more and continuing our preparations for the launch of our new VN5 later this year. Our strategic direction remains on track and we remain positive for another year of business growth.”

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