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LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) announces its launch into the Spanish commercial vehicle market with the appointment of a new dealer partner, Auto Elia, in Madrid.

The showroom in the Spanish capital will provide customers full sales and aftersales support for LEVC’s TX Shuttle, based on the iconic London taxi, along with the company’s new electric van, VN5.​

Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC commented: “Spain is an important market for LEVC as we continue to grow our brand and representation across Europe.By partnering with Auto Elia in Madrid, this strategic move gives our TX and VN5 products great exposure and access to customers in the capital city and also supports the region’s ambition to accelerate the switch to electric commercial vehicles.”

Customers in Spain can take advantage of a number of government subsidies intended to improve the uptake of electric vehicles. The MOVES incentive was subject to a government-funded injection up to €800 million, the Energy Ministry confirmed in April, to make electric vehicles cheaper for both private motorists and business. As a result of the MOVES scheme, buyers can receive from 7000€ to €9,000€ off the purchase price of a new electric van, while customers could obtain greater benefits in some cities.

Antonia Benito, Managing Director of Auto Elia, said: “Auto Elia is excited to represent LEVC in Madrid, and to be one of the pioneers in the launch of the brand in Spain. Innovation and caring for a sustainable future is one of the cornerstones of Auto Elia. We respect LEVC as a manufacturer of premium quality electric vehicles, and we think that demand for range extended light commercial vehicles and taxi vehicles is starting in Spain. That is why we think that LEVC’s new, innovative products fit perfectly into our company”.