25th November 2020, Ansty
LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has appointed a third dealer group in the Netherlands, partnering with Harrie Arendsen BV to offer sales and servicing in the Gelderland and Overijssel regions in the east of the country. Joining the recent appointments of Stern Lijnden and Mobility Centre, LEVC will now have nine full sales and service sites in the Netherlands. The continued expansion in the Netherlands supports LEVC’s growing dealer representation in Europe.
Joerg Hofmann, LEVC CEO, commented:
“The Netherlands will play a key role in LEVC’s strategic expansion plans across Europe and I am pleased to welcome the experienced Harrie Arendsen BV group to the LEVC network. Their appointment will ensure we have sufficient support in this key market, expanding our reach to customers in the east of the Netherlands.”
With a large presence in the east of the Netherlands, Harrie Arendsen BV will offer an LEVC Sales Point in Ruurlo and Service Centres in Doetinchem and Hengelo (OV). Between the dealer sites, the locations will provide customers in the region full sales and after sales support for LEVC’s TX shuttle, based on the iconic London black taxi and, from Spring 2021, the company’s new electric van, VN5.
Frank Arendsen, Managing Director of Harrie Arendsen BV, said:
“Becoming a member of the LEVC dealer network in the Netherlands fits perfectly with our purpose to fulfill the role of a mobility partner instead of a car supplier. LEVC is a great addition to our product portfolio and offers a barrier-free mobility with its TX model. With the launch of the VN5 model we will be able to offer a light commercial vehicle equipped to handle the needs of commercial customers.
We are looking forward to working with LEVC. There is a lot of synergy between our companies when looking at our attention to detail, the high quality of our products and services, and the respect for our environment that has defined us as a family business for more than 50 years now.”
LEVC is seeing growth in demand for its TX products in Europe, as taxi operators and on demand shuttle services switch to greener mobility solutions. TX and TX shuttle are powered by LEVC’s proven and innovative eCity technology, zero emissions capable for 63 miles (101km) yet with a flexible range of over 316 miles (510 km). Based on the iconic London ‘black cab’, these TX models feature a spacious passenger environment with six passenger seats, wheelchair accessibility and a purpose-built partition separating the driver from occupants.
The TX and TX Shuttle models will have high appeal thanks to low CO2 emissions of 19g/km. Car tax in the Netherlands – or Belasting van Personenautos en Motorrijwielen (BPM) – is calculated on CO2 rates, meaning that the TX could operate with an annual BPM as little as €456.
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 bold, distinctive design and lightweight aluminium construction as TX, as well as its innovative eCity electric technology. VN5 can achieve a pure EV range of over 60 miles (98 km) and a total flexible range of over 300 miles (489 km) and, with up to 5.5m capacity, VN5 cargo capacity easily accommodates two Euro sized pallets with a gross payload of 830kg.
LEVC’s global network will cover 21 markets by the end of 2021 and more than 30 sales and service partners will be in place across Continental Europe by the end of this year.