The London electric taxi is headed to Japan

14th Jan 2020 Danny Morgan

The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) is bringing its TX electric taxi to Japan, with the order books now open.

The TX electric taxi has been a huge success in the UK and beyond so far, but now LEVC, the company behind the vehicle, is looking further afield.

Since its launch in early 2018 more than 3,800 TXs have been sold worldwide with the UK being the largest market. The TX electric taxi has also expanded into markets such as Germany, France, Denmark and the Middle East.

Japan’s taxi industry boasts 240,000 vehicles in operation along with 50,000 operating in Tokyo alone, so it’s an understandable target market for LEVC.

Joerg Hofmann, LEVC’s CEO, commented: “We are delighted to further grow our international footprint of green mobility solutions with the launch of the TX in Japan. We are reinventing a British icon, transforming the company from a traditional taxi manufacturer to a green mobility company, producing a wider range of electric commercial vehicles. The electric TX will set new standards across Japan in the taxi and premium shuttle market, delighting passengers, drivers and fleet operators alike. We are looking forward to seeing TX on the streets of Tokyo and across cities throughout Japan.”

By 2022, LEVC expects that 60 percent of the vehicles built at its Coventry factory will be for export while the remaining 40 percent will service the UK. By 2024, the company aims to have fleets of TXs and electric vans operating in major cities around the world.

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