LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company), the wholly owned subsidiary of Chinese automaker Geely, has announced the launch of LEVC Telematics, Connected by Geotab. The new service offers access to vehicle insights to help businesses of all sizes increase productivity and cost savings of their electric vehicles.
Available to order on both TX electric taxis – the electric version of the iconic London Black cab – and its new VN5 electric van variant, LEVC’s customers will benefit from having a telematics solution installed directly into the vehicle, helping to optimise the way vehicles are used by delivering near real-time data to monitor vehicles smartly and efficiently.
Geotab processes over 40 billion data points from more than 2.3 million vehicles around the world. LEVC Telematics, Connected by Geotab, is centred around an online dashboard for ‘at-a-glance’ vehicle management.
The service can also be fitted retrospectively to LEVC vehicles already on the road.
Joerg Hofmann, LEVC CEO, says, “Our electric TX and VN5 models are in use all day, every day and we know that an integrated vehicle optimisation tool will help to deliver increased business efficiencies and significant cost-savings for our customers. By partnering with Geotab, a global expert in helping businesses better manage their fleets, LEVC customers will benefit from being able to access a wealth of data at their fingertips, all delivered live, with software that has been developed to optimise electric vehicle operations.”
Christoph Ludewig, Vice President OEM Europe of Geotab, adds, “With sustainability acting as a core pillar of our business, Geotab proudly supports the largest set of EV makes and models in the telematics industry and places the highest priority on helping to drive a more sustainable future. We are excited to work closely with forward-thinking and like-minded OEMs, like LEVC, to support customers in their electrification journeys and we look forward to continuing to expand our relationship to enable businesses to get the most of their electric vehicles today, and in the future.”
TX and TX shuttle are powered by LEVC’s eCity technology, which comprises an advanced battery electric powertrain offering a pure electric range of 100km, together with a small backup petrol range-extender increasing total range to over 500km. Both TX models feature a spacious passenger environment with six passenger seats, wheelchair accessibility and a purpose-built partition separating the driver from occupants.
LEVC’s new electric van, VN5, operates in the one-tonne sector and shares the same, distinctive design, lightweight aluminium construction and eCity electric technology.