LEVC wins major Azerbaijan export order

Updated on Tuesday 28 April 2020, 9:06 AM

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The London EV Company today announced its supply of 100 new TX zero-emissions capable electric taxis to Baku Taxi Service LLC, a government-backed taxi operation in Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan has been a long-term supporter of LEVC, having purchased a large fleet of purple TX4s that are in use throughout the capital city of Baku. Now the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, has chosen to use the new electric TX model as the city’s premium transport solution and personally selected ‘Tupelo Red’, to ensure the new electric taxis stand out.

The 100 TXs will be used as a premium transport option for visitors to the multitude of events and expos held in Baku as well as VIP hotel and airport shuttles. Passengers using TX will benefit from a quiet, comfortable and luxurious cabin, capable of seating six people, complete with a panoramic roof, onboard wi-fi and charging points for mobile phones and laptops.

Mr Emin Mammadov, Executive Assistant to the Minister, Ministry of Transport and Mr Shahin Ismayilov, Department Head visited LEVC’s state of the art factory in Ansty to see their new TX taxis being produced.

Joerg Hofmann, LEVC CEO, commented:

LEVC’s electric TX satisfies the growing demand for premium green transport solutions around the world. This significant new order from Azerbaijan builds on our existing relationship with the region and is part of our planned growth strategy to increase our export business volume to 60% of total sales by 2022

LEVC has seen major demand for the TX model across the UK and Europe, with over 4,000 sold globally since its launch in early 2018. Drivers and fleet owners benefit from its unrivalled turning circle – ideal for negotiating busy city streets, renowned durability and innovative eCity technology; an electric powertrain that combines 80 miles (130km) of zero-emissions pure electric range with a total electrically driven range of 377 miles (600km) – made possible thanks to the on-board range-extender.

LEVC’s range will grow further this year with the launch of a new electric van in Q4, which shares the same eCity technology as the TX. With growing demand for TX taxi overseas, including the recently launched TX Shuttle model which is focused on the growing ride-sharing and taxi markets across Europe, LEVC plans to be operating in 20 countries by the end of the year and is forecasting a 50% increase in sales in 2020.

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