LEVC in the Media

LEVC in the media

The latest news coverage from around the world

Want to stay up to date with LEVC? Read highlights from the latest published media to learn about what we’re doing, our product, our plans, our sustainability, and much more.

May, 2018

Aluminium's place in the auto industry

Sports-car grade material science enables new energy vehicle taxis. The new TX is now on the road. An advanced multi-material structure, making extensive use of aluminium, enables range and top-tier crash performance.

Read the full report: Automotive World

March 1, 2018

Arrival of the new 18 plates sees LEVC’s biggest week for electric taxi handovers yet

Today sees the arrival of new 18 license plate and with it a raft of new range extended electric taxis for LEVC customers. Over the first few days of March, LEVC will be handing over 18 vehicles to customers, as the pace of production at LEVC’s new factory increases, making the first week of March the biggest yet for vehicle deliveries.

Read the full article here: Cab Trade News

January 22, 2018

First TX eCity handed over to London Cabbie

Various sources reported on this historic moment for London.

'The first of London's new electric black cabs has been handed over to a driver and is now ready for passengers'

Read the full article: City AM

'London’s first new electric taxi glided silently and cleanly into service today in search of the first fares to travel emissions-free in a black cab.'

Full article here: Evening Standard

January 6, 2018

London's famous taxi "Black Cab" changes to EV

Japan’s main commercial broadcaster reports on LEVC’s transition to range-extended electric vehicles.

Read full article: Fuji TV

January 3, 2018

These companies will be hiring in Coventry and Warwickshire during 2018

“Another opportunity on the employment front could come via the London Electric Vehicle Company (formerly the London Taxi Company). The manufacturer of the famous London taxi is winding down production of its old diesel model at its Holyhead Road factory, replacing it with a new electric taxi being built at a purpose-built factory in Ansty Park."

Read full article: Coventry Telegraph

December 27, 2017 

How green version of iconic London taxi will become global

“Few current automotive executives can match Carl-Peter Forster's knowledge of the European industry. Forster started at BMW in 1986 but he is best known for his eight-year stint at General Motors, where he served as president and CEO of the U.S. automaker's European arm from 2006 to 2009. After that he joined Tata Motors to work with Jaguar Land Rover. Since 2013, he has been on the board of Geely Automotive Holdings and Volvo Cars. In 2015, he was given chairmanship of Geely's London Electric Vehicle Company, which makes the new hybrid London taxi. Forster discussed the challenges for the taxi manufacturer, which is looking to expand globally, in an interview with Automotive News Europe Correspondent Nick Gibbs.”

Read full article: Automotive News Europe

December 21, 2017

Greener Black Cabs to Coast Oslo's Streets as Export Deal Signed

An electric version of London’s iconic black cab will start appearing on the streets of Oslo from February after its manufacturer signed a deal to start exporting the taxis to Norway. It’s the second European export deal for LEVC, which produces the TX eCity black cab at a facility near Coventry in England, and is owned by China’s Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd.

Read full article: Bloomberg

December 12, 2017

Cabbies to help plan electric charging network

UK Power Networks has launched a major study of electric vehicle use by London taxi drivers, to help pave the way for the capital to become a leading low carbon city. The project, called ‘Black Cab Green', will establish what investment is needed in the city's electricity charging network, to prepare for a future when all of London's black cab and minicab drivers have made the switch to zero-emission capable vehicles.Black Cab Green is a research project funded by Ofgem's Low Carbon Networks Fund. The project partners and suppliers are EA Technology, Transport for London, London Electric Vehicle Company and Imperial College London.

Read full article: Network

December 9, 2017

The humble London black cab is being brought into the future – it’s going electric

Sunday on Sunday features editor, Nick Francis, and Sun Cabbie, Grant Davies, review the TX. Francis writes: “I loved the experience as a passenger” whilst Davies said: “I love the taxi…It’s a whole new world for us cabbies, and it’s catering for the whole of society.”

Read full article: The Sun on Sunday

September 29, 2017

This spectacular black cab has just arrived in London with a simple message: Brilliant Coventry MUST be City of Culture 2021

Coventry’s final bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021 has been submitted. It includes a wide-reaching programme that would ensure that the whole of the city gets the opportunity to experience and enjoy a wide range of cultural events and moments throughout 2021. 

The bid was delivered to the DCMS by representatives from Positive Youth Foundation, which is based in Hillfields. They were joined by a city-made London Taxi, with support from London EV Company, which has been turned into a work of art called The Coventry Knowledge as part of a two-week artist residency at Coventry Transport Museum.

Read full article: Coventry Telegraph

September 20, 2017

New London Taxi Shown In Final Form

“LEVC – the London Electric Vehicles Company, formerly known as LTC – has revealed a final version of its new TX electric cab at the Frankfurt motor show. The new London cab was finished in the same cream colour as German taxis, in a bid to appeal to the nation’s cab drivers with the new car that can run for 80 miles on electric power alone.”

“Frankfurt is the first time that the interior has been revealed to the public, and although there was little fanfare, the new car is certainly a step up in terms of practicality and quality.”

Read full article: Motor1

September 18, 2017

London’s Black Cabs Going Electric Spurs Aluminium Restart

London’s black cabs going electric shows the new wave of automobile technology is already reshaping the metals industry. After being closed for three years due to a weak market, Sapa SA’s aluminium plant in south Wales will reopen this week to supply lightweight parts for automakers such as London Electric Vehicle Co., the maker of black cabs.

Read full article: Bloomberg

July 31, 2017

London cabbies offered funding to reduce taxi emissions

London taxi drivers with diesel cabs between 10 and 15 years old are being offered up to £5,000 in incentives to switch to lower emission vehicles, under a scheme being overseen by Transport for London (TfL). Commenting on the delicensing scheme, a spokesman for LEVC, said: “No other drivers in London have committed to cutting emissions as quickly as the capital’s cabbies. This targeted delicensing scheme recognises this commitment, and should help drivers of older vehicles upgrade to modern, cleaner vehicles.”

Read full article: Air Quality News