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Rivus Fleet Solutions and LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) have agreed a strategic partnership which will provide access to a service and maintenance network for owners of the new zero emission LEVC VN5 electric light van and TX taxi.
Having been appointed as an official LEVC Authorised Repairer this month, Rivus will equip 25 garages from its UK network to be able to carry out service and warranty work on the vehicles. This will strengthen LEVC’s UK Authorised Repairer network to 50 garages. The garages have been carefully selected to provide coverage throughout the UK and will be supplied with LEVC diagnostic equipment and access to a supply chain partner for OEM parts. Owners of VN5 vans and TX taxis will be able use the Rivus network for non-warranty work, such as servicing, maintenance, general repairs and MOTs.
The new Coventry-built van will be available from October and is based on proven range extender technology that’s already in use with the LEVC TX taxi. It shares other qualities with the TX, such as class leading running costs and durability, due to its flexible range of 301 miles (485 km).
The well-established garage network infrastructure operated by Rivus makes them uniquely placed to support LEVC with their new vehicles, as Garage Services Director, Geoff Allison explains, “As we have a national footprint, a long experience in supporting manufacturer warranties and a team of multi-skilled technicians at every site, we can offer the flexibility and scale that meets the needs of a volume-produced electric vehicle. Our agreement with LEVC has created a real buzz around Rivus and this represents a key milestone for us as the industry moves towards a greener future.”
Geoff adds “We’re also excited to learn even more about the LEVC VN5 as potential fleet vehicle for our customers. There’s a rapidly growing need for commercial vehicle operators to have access to alternative fuel vehicles and LEVC’s VN5 model will help deliver significant reductions in carbon emissions.”