3rd March 2021, Ansty
LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has appointed Terry Rayner into a new role as Head of UK Sales to support LEVC’s growth plans in the domestic market. With the introduction of the company’s second product line, the new VN5 electric van, Terry will be responsible for overseeing sales of VN5 and TX taxi as well as supporting the growth of the UK dealer network.
Since joining the company early last year, Terry has played an instrumental role at LEVC, implementing a robust converter strategy, as well as working with key national fleet customers and LEVC’s national dealer network to ensure the successful introduction of VN5.
Joerg Hofmann, LEVC CEO, commented:
“The UK has been our home for over a century and will always remain a priority market for LEVC. Following decades of success with our iconic ‘black cab’, we have recently transformed our business from a traditional taxi manufacturer into an electric vehicle company, with a growing product range. There are now over 4,000 electric TX taxis on the road in the UK and Terry will play a vital role as we expand our business further and firmly establish our new VN5 electric van in the domestic market.”
With over 40 years of sales and aftersales experience working at Ford Motor Co. Terry has amassed decades of knowledge in the commercial vehicle segment. In his most recent roles Terry has worked as Commercial Vehicle Director Ford Middle East & Africa and Commercial Vehicle Director Ford Britain.
Commenting at his appointment at LEVC, Terry Rayner said:
“At the UK continues at pace with its green agenda, business fleets and commercial vehicle operators are looking to switch to cleaner vehicles and LEVC offers a viable, zero-emission solutions without any range-anxiety. I’m looking forward to growing our business and introducing the LEVC brand and our innovative TX and VN5 products to new customers around the UK.”
LEVC, based in Coventry, UK has been manufacturing the official London black cab for more than 100 years.The company reinvented its iconic taxi as an electric, zero emissions capable TX in 2018.Since its launch, more than 4,500 TXs have sold worldwide and LEVC’s new electric van, VN5, now joins the model line-up.
VN5 operates in the one-tonne sector, sharing the same bold, distinctive design and lightweight aluminium construction as TX, as well as its innovative eCity electric technology. VN5 can achieve pure electric range of over 60 miles (98 km) and the more frugal driver could achieve a 76-mile (122 km) range in pure EV mode, according to WLTP city methodology*.
With up to 5.5m3 cargo capacity, VN5 easily accommodates two Euro sized pallets (1200mm x 1000mm) and offers a gross payload of up to 830kg.It has been built with a large side-loading door (enabling a pallet to be side-loaded) and a 60/40 split door at the rear to make loading and unloading easy for the driver.
VN5 is sold through LEVC’s growing international dealer network, with more than 50 locations in the UK, ensuring that customers are never further than a 45-minute drive time to an authorised LEVC service point.
* Pure EV (electric-only) range 60.9 miles, Pure EV range City 75.8 miles in accordance with EAER Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) figures (October 2020).