LEVC begins production of the L380, its first EV built on the innovative Space Oriented Architecture

  • LEVC shifts to global electric mobility solutions, launching the L380, a fully electric model based on SOA.
  • The L380 offers advancements in range and safety, targeting global markets including China and the UK.
  • With production in China, LEVC aims to lead in zero-emission transportation, leveraging Geely Group’s resources for global expansion.

Reshaping EV architecture with the LEVC Space Oriented Architecture

LEVC continues its shift from a luxury taxi manufacturer to a global electric mobility solutions provider. The company has commenced production on the first in its new fully electric line, the L380, in Yiwu, China.

What sets the L380 apart is its foundation on the innovative Space Oriented Architecture (SOA). It’s a cutting-edge platform co-developed with the Geely Holding Group. This platform aims to redefine LEVC’s vehicle lineup, bringing advancements in range, efficiency, safety, charging time, durability, and connectivity.

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The L380, a spacious Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV), is poised to hit the Chinese market this year. There are plans to expand to global markets, including the UK, within the next two years. LEVC is positioning itself as a global player in the rapidly growing emobility sector.

Production of the L380 prototype commenced on January 25, 2024, at the newly adapted manufacturing facility in Yiwu, China. The facility reflects significant investment, aligning with LEVC’s vision for a dynamic and intelligent approach to production. It operates alongside the company’s existing state-of-the-art factory in Ansty, Coventry.

LEVC is leveraging the Geely Group’s research and development capabilities. That, with its global supply chain, and manufacturing resources to execute its ambitious global expansion plans. The SOA technology, at the core of the L380, is a testament to this collaborative effort and sets the stage for a broader EV lineup.

The L380 is a symbol of LEVC’s foray into a new market segment. Boasting a large, luxurious design and unmatched flexibility with three, six, or eight-seat configurations. The L380 aims to deliver smart, green, safe, and accessible mobility.

Alex Nan, CEO of LEVC, commented: 

“Today marks another momentous occasion for LEVC, as the next step forward in the company’s globalisation strategy, as we rapidly accelerate our transition from manufacturing the world’s most advanced and iconic taxi, to becoming a leading e-mobility technology company.

Building on our place within the Geely Holding Group, LEVC will maximise the Group’s research and development capabilities, global supply chain and manufacturing resources to enable us to meet our ambitious targets.

The innovative SOA technology – developed alongside Geely – is spearheading our exciting new strategy that will see the business take a global approach, growing our footprint across the world. We aim to have a presence in over 40 countries in the coming years, with multiple new models based on the SOA platform leading the way.

L380 is the first demonstration of the future vision for LEVC, launching the business into an entirely new sector. As with all our products, L380 takes inspiration from the company’s rich history, combined with the vast resources and technical innovation of the Geely Holding Group. The start of production for this new model sets us on an exciting new path, bringing advanced zero-emission transportation to more customers than ever before and we look forward to taking customers on this journey.”

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