Tuesday, 9th January 2018, London, England

LEVC’s sister company Emerald Automotive (USA) LLC relaunches to become London EV Company (USA) LLC

Rebrand supports the pursuit of commercial vehicle opportunities in the USA



  • Emerald Automotive LLC relaunches to become London EV Company (USA) LLC
  • Brand consolidation reinforces the group’s expertise in purpose built urban commercial vehicles

LEVC (formerly the London Taxi Company) has announced today that the automotive engineering company Emerald Automotive (USA) LLC is to become London EV Company (USA) LLC, in a move to consolidate the brand across sister companies. This relaunch will support the pursuit of global opportunities in the urban commercial vehicle market by drawing upon the heritage, product history and commercial engineering expertise of LEVC.

Over the last two years, the London EV Company (USA) LLC, formerly Emerald Automotive (USA) LLC, has been designing and developing bespoke prototype delivery vehicles for the United States Government. These exciting new prototype vehicles are seeking to become the leading commercial delivery vehicle for the US Government.

Chairman of LEVC and Emerald Automotive Design Ltd, Carl-Peter Forster, commented:

“This is an opportunity to consolidate our commercial brand leadership across our sister companies in order to pursue global opportunities in the urban commercial vehicle market. Our world leading capabilities in electric vehicle powertrains and light-weighting technology have been shared across these companies for many years and now we have taken the sensible decision to consolidate under one brand.”

Rian Urding, Chief Executive Officer of London EV Company (USA) LLC said:

“Over the past few years we have developed an all new, purpose-built commercial vehicle, capable of adapting to future changes in automotive technology. London EV Company (USA) LLC is uniquely positioned to develop low or zero emission urban commercial vehicles for fleet customers and cities across North America. ”

The London EV Company (USA) LLC released new prototype vehicles in 2017 to the US Government through its US partner. If the company is successful the vehicles will be built in the US bringing with it significant investment and job creation.

LEVC (London EV Company) is a United Kingdom based automotive manufacturer with a proud heritage and a proven track record of building durable, long-life, economical urban vehicles for nearly 70 years. This know-how, combined with its latest low-emission and electric powertrains, is part of the company’s global vision to become the urban commercial vehicle provider of choice for cities around the world. In 2017 LEVC launched its all new TX eCity electric taxi and won Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Award for “Manufacturer of the year” and won Next Green Car’s “Innovation Award 2017”.

LEVC is part of the Geely Group, a leading global automotive group which includes Volvo, Proton and Lotus.

Media Contacts

For inquiries from UK and European media please contact:

Wil Barber

Corporate Communications Manager, LEVC


+44 (0) 79769 80694

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Gary Marble

Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications


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