LEVC has announced its first dealer in the Hungarian market with the appointment of Gablini Automotive Group. They are located in the capital city of Budapest and the dealer group will provide full sales and after-sales support for LEVC’s electric TX taxi and electric TX Shuttle. They will also sell LEVC’S new VN5 electric van when it becomes available in spring.
LEVC’s unique eCity technology offers numerous benefits for electric vehicle drivers in Hungary. The green license plate in the country allows owners of electric vehicles to save money with car tax exemption or rebates, reduction of VAT, personal income tax relief and subsidised loans. Electric vehicles can also park for free in the Budapest region as in other major cities.
LEVC who are based in Coventry, UK has been manufacturing the official London black cab for more than 100 years and reinvented the iconic taxi as an electric zero-emissions capable TX in 2018. Since launch, more than 4,500 units have sold worldwide, and its green credentials have prevented more than 36,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere and saved 21 million litres of fuel from use.
LEVC’s TX shuttle shares the same DNA as the TX electric taxi and is powered by the same eCity technology. This offers a flexible range of over 316 miles (510 km) and a pure electric vehicle range of 63 miles (101 km).
LEVC’s new VN5 electric van, which is already on sale in the UK, will be launched in Europe from spring 2021. Operating in the one-tonne sector, the VN5 shares the same bold, distinctive design and lightweight aluminium construction as TX, as well as its innovative eCity electric technology.
LEVC’s global network will cover 21 markets by the end of 2021 and across Continental Europe. More than 30 sales and service partners will be in place by the end of this year.
Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC, said: “Hungary has a clear emobility vision, with a number of incentives schemes in place to encourage operators to make the switch to zero-emissions vehicles. In partnership with the Gablini Automotive Group, I look forward to establishing our brand and products in this progressive market.”
Gábor Gablini, President and owner of Gablini Automotive Group, said: “Gablini Automotive Group is excited to represent LEVC in Hungary. LEVC is known for its premium quality electric vehicles, while innovation and caring for a sustainable future is one of the cornerstones of Gablini Automotive Group. We were the first company in Hungary to start selling modern electric vehicles back in 2013. We think that there is a demand for range extender LCV and taxi vehicles in Hungary, where the premium quality of the interior is a decisive factor. That is why we think that LEVC’s new, innovative products fit perfectly into our portfolio.”