LTC adds LCV to list

The London Taxi Company has announced the second vehicle to be produced at its new site in Coventry will be a dedicated, range-extended electric light commercial van (LCV).

It says this electric vehicle will reduce running costs, improve air quality and support cities in tackling the pollution crisis in urban areas.

Chris Gubbey, CEO of the London Taxi Company said, ‘This is going to be the future proofed ‘white van’ that people have been waiting for. Designed solely for the urban commercial sector, dedicated to the people who keep our cities working, it will be clean, competitive and ready for cities of the future.’

Carl-Peter Forster, chairman of the London Taxi Company, added, ‘In addition to our brand new taxi, the manufacturing of this all new light commercial van is a transformative step for the company as we will move from a single product, single market organisation to a multi-product, multi market organisation. We remain absolutely committed to designing and manufacturing dedicated, range extended EVs that build upon our deep knowledge of advanced technologies and the needs of the urban commercial sector.’

The company plans to bring to market the new LCV through an incremental additional investment of around £30m, taking the total investment from parent company Geely to £325 million.