● World-leading commercial vehicle telematics from Geotab will now be pre-installed on every new LEVC electric TX taxi and VN5 van
● Telematics brings significant efficiency benefits for EV fleets and owner-drivers, using vehicle state of charge, driving behaviours and intelligent mapping to optimise vehicle performance
● LEVC is giving customers 12 months complimentary access to the MyGeotab dashboard (worth £300 per vehicle per year) with every new LEVC vehicle - available through the reseller partner, TMC.
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Ansty, 23rd May 2022 - LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has engaged in a new partnership with the global leader in IoT and connected transportation, Geotab, providing state-of-the-art fleet management systems on its class-leading electric TX taxi and VN5 van.
LEVC Telematics feeds information from the vehicle’s on-board electronic systems through the cloud, directly to the customer's device or desktop. This allows customers to monitor, compare and control the way their vehicles operate via the MyGeotab dashboard.
LEVC is giving 12 months complimentary access to the MyGeotab dashboard (worth £300 per vehicle per annum) with every new LEVC vehicle. After this initial period, customers can then choose whether to subscribe to the service further.
Battery state of charge, mileage trends, driver styles and vehicle utilisation levels are just a few of the data points fleet managers can access both in real-time and after the event. Customers using telematics systems can experience significant savings on energy costs, with the option to select the most cost-effective charging options, as well as being able to optimise routings and driver speeds for even greater fuel efficiency.
Once connected, the MyGeotab dashboard offers a number of tools and customisable reports designed to interpret the vehicle data and turn it into valuable insights for users to optimise utilisation, reduce unexpected downtime, and minimise charging costs. Data from Geotab can also be integrated into existing telematics dashboards from other suppliers if required.
Via Geotab Marketplace, LEVC customers can access dozens of add-on hardware and software solutions for seamless integration, meaning the solution can be tailored to suit business needs.
Since its establishment in 2000, Geotab has grown from a small family business to a global leader in fleet management solutions and vehicle tracking. It is now one of the largest telematics companies in the world, and the first to surpass more than 2 million connected vehicles built on a single, open platform.
LEVC CEO, Joerg Hoffman, said: “LEVC has been at the forefront of commercial automotive innovation for many years. The VN5 van and TX taxi are unique as they deliver both electric drive and range that our customers require to do a full day's work, without the need to re-charge.
"The introduction of LEVC Telematics, connected by Geotab, enables customers to maximise these efficiencies in their own fleets. We are extremely excited to be joining forces with Geotab, a world leader in telematics services, and we're confident this relationship will bring even greater improvements in vehicle efficiency to our customers."
Geotab Vice President, UK & Ireland, David Savage said: ”Geotab understands that data isn’t much use without context. By focusing on analysis and visualisation, LEVC’s customers will spend less time measuring and more time improving productivity and enhancing safety.
“Our integration with LEVC means their next generation of taxis and vans will be true connected vehicles, visible in MyGeotab from almost anywhere in the world. It has been great to see their commitment to meeting customer needs, as well as the safety of both driver and passenger throughout our work together, and we are excited for the future of our partnership. “
LEVC’s electric TX taxi eliminates range anxiety, minimises CO2 emissions and optimises profitability thanks to its unique eCity technology. It offers a pure electric, zero-emission range of 64 miles and is capable of a total range of up to 318 miles thanks to its innovative range-extending technology. TX is an accessible and inclusive vehicle for all passengers. Wheelchair users are able to enjoy a forward-facing position, while TX has flexible space on board for up to six occupants.
VN5 is based on the same innovative architecture and proven eCity technology as LEVC’s TX electric taxi. With a pure EV range of over 60 miles and a total flexible range of 304 miles VN5 is ideally suited to urban deliveries in zero-emission mode, as well as longer journeys outside of town. The more frugal driver could achieve a 76-mile pure EV city range, according to WLTP city methodology.
With up to 5.5m3 capacity, VN5 cargo capacity easily accommodates two Euro sized pallets and offers a gross payload of up to 830kg. It has been built with a large side-loading door (enabling a pallet to be side-loaded) and a 60/40 split door at the rear to make loading and unloading easy for the driver.
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About LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company)
LEVC’s history began in 1908 when the first dedicated black cab was specially designed and commissioned for use in London. With its unmistakable silhouette and classic design cues, this iconic British vehicle has defined the company for over a century. In 2018, LEVC introduced its latest taxi model, the electric TX. TX is the world’s cleanest, most advanced taxi ever, powered by LEVC’s revolutionary eCity technology.
LEVC manufactures its purpose-built, range extended electric TX taxi and TX shuttle models at a state-of-the-art factory in Ansty, Coventry. Since 2014, Geely has invested more than £500m into LEVC, allowing it to build an entirely new eco-friendly manufacturing facility, the UK’s first dedicated to the production of electric vehicles.
In November 2020, LEVC started production of its first non-taxi model with the launch of VN5, a medium-sized electric van. Utilising the same eCity technology as TX, VN5 offers both zero-emission capability and zero range anxiety, a critical combination for commercial vehicle operators.
A new central European sales office in Frankfurt was established in 2019 to increase LEVC’s presence across Europe and further new markets such as Middle East, New Zealand and Australia will continue to increase the company’s export footprint. This strategy will see LEVC move from 90% domestic sales to 60% export in 2024.
Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the cloud and providing data-driven analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab's open platform and Marketplace, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. As an IoT hub, the in-vehicle device provides additional functionality through IOX Add-Ons.
Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to help customers improve productivity, optimise fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes. Geotab's products are represented and sold worldwide through Authorised Geotab Resellers. To learn more, please visit www.geotab.com/uk and follow us @GEOTAB and on LinkedIn