LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has announced an enhancement for its TX taxi and VN5 light van, with both vehicles benefitting from a larger and more efficient battery.
The 34.6kWh unit upgrades LEVC’s eCity powertrain, offering increased capacity – up from 31 kWh – and greater efficiency, with lower CO2 emissions for the TX and VN5.
TX’s electric-only range is now 78 miles – up from 64 miles – and its total range has increased to 333 miles, up from 318 miles.
Meanwhile, VN5’s electric-only range has improved to 73 miles – up from 64 miles – and 328 miles in total, up from 318 miles.
Due to the new battery, the TX taxi now emits 14g/km of CO2 – down from 19g/km – while the VN5 emits 17g/km, down from 19g/km.
Since the first TX taxi was delivered in January 2018 in London, more than 8,500 vehicles have now been built for global markets.
Alex Nan, CEO of LEVC, said, “With thousands of our vehicles sold around the world, LEVC’s eCity technology is the powertrain choice for the modern taxi driver.
“The updated battery further bolsters the already compelling business case for our customers, with significant benefits for drivers, owner operator, while helping to improve air quality in urban environments.
“Our award-winning TX continues to satisfy demand for clean and accessible mobility demands the world over.
“With new markets adopting the TX, we’re proud to be making such a significant contribution to improving air quality in more than 20 markets.”