This version of the range-extended electric taxi is left-hand drive and comes with a Scandinavian inspired trim. In addition, it has been wrapped in the Flag of Norway to celebrate the TX’s close ties to Norway through suppliers like Hydro and the extensive vehicle testing in the region.
Chris Gubbey, CEO of LEVC said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for the company, for Northern Europe, for the air we breathe and for commercial vehicle drivers across the region.”
“To date taxi drivers in Norway have lacked a viable electric taxi which has held back electrification of the sector in an otherwise world-leading EV market. By appearing in the Flag of Norway, we also demonstrate our vehicle’s close links to the country – and demonstrate that we are here to support Norway’s bold EV transition by providing drivers with the right technology solution to confidently make the switch to cleaner, more efficient taxis today. All of which will help Norway meet its ambitious climate commitments.”
Jan Kåre Holmedal, Managing Director of Autoindustri AS said: “This is an exciting step for Autoindustri AS, and a great opportunity to introduce a new electric vehicle brand to Norway. We look forward to working with LEVC and establishing the business as Norway’s urban commercial vehicle provider of choice. We see huge potential for such environmental product as the LEVC Electric Taxi being introduced in Norway.”
The all-new electric zero-emissions-capable TX showcases its eCity technology for the first time, comprising an advanced battery electric powertrain with a small petrol generator giving drivers complete range assurance and flexibility while being able to operate with zero emissions in urban centres.
These Norwegian vehicles will be fitted with geo-fencing technology, to will ensure that the vehicle always runs in zero emission mode while in city centres - with the petrol range extender only in operation on intercity journeys – providing a flexible EV solution that meets the requirements of both city regulators and commercial operators.
eCity technology is purposefully designed with these kinds of commercial operators in mind – those that face demanding and unpredictable duty cycles, require complete range assurance on intercity journeys, but demand zero-emissions capability to meet the clean air challenges of urban centres around the world. Applied to the TX, the technology allows for a range of around 640km (400 miles) including 128km (80 miles) range in pure electric mode.