The company, known for manufacturing high-end taxis, has unveiled the first of a new range of innovative, spacious, fully electric models, which the brand hopes will facilitate its transition to a leading provider of e-mobility solutions. The L380 Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) is the first model that will be underpinned by Geely Holding Group’s Space Oriented Architecture (SOA), a state-of-the-art new EV platform offering advances in range, efficiency, safety, charging time, durability, and connectivity.
LEVC’s new L380 model builds on this unrivalled heritage and propels the company into an entirely new market, delivering smart, green, safe, and accessible mobility, raising the bar for interior flexibility, with multiple seating configurations, available in a six or eight-seat layout. Initially launched in China in 2024, L380 will become available in additional markets too, with more details – including technical specifications – to follow next year.
“LEVC’s strategy is to become a leading zero-carbon mobility technology company and our new direction will see us grow beyond manufacturing the world’s most advanced taxi, the TX, and deliver smart, green, safe, and accessible mobility solutions to all,” said Alex Nan, CEO of LEVC. “Building on our unrivalled heritage in producing the iconic London black cab, we have adapted our business to meet the rapidly accelerating demand for spacious, flexible electric vehicles. The L380 MPV ushers in not one but two firsts for LEVC: it is our first model to be based on advanced, flexible Space Oriented Architecture (SOA) technology and it also launches LEVC into an entirely new sector.”
The new model will be launched in China in 2024, with the rest of world markets to follow. Further SOA-based models will be revealed in the future, launching LEVC into new sectors in addition to existing products.