LONDON -- Geely-owned LEVC says it wants to be Europe's leading supplier of electrified commercial vehicles after deciding to press ahead with its plug-in hybrid midsize van, which has been hit by delays.
The company, better known for its plug-in hybrid London taxi, will begin deliveries of the van in 2021 to its target market of urban delivery companies.
"London and the UK will be first to market, then we will extend the vehicle to Europe and further afield. Our goal is to be the leading European electric commercial vehicle provider," LEVC CEO Joerg Hofmann said in a statement.
LEVC says it has now delivered almost 2,000 of its TX taxi, mainly to drivers in London. The TX uses Volvo-sourced technology such as a 1.5-liter three-cylinder plug-in hybrid drivetrain within a bonded aluminum body. The van would be built in the same UK factory in Coventry.