The LEVC 380 electric multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) from Geely Group started mass production in China. It is a full-size high-end minivan with up to eight seats inside, a 200-kW e-motor, and up to 675 km range. The L380 aims at international markets.
LEVC is the London Electric Vehicle Company, a successor of the well-known British London Taxi Company founded in 1919. The British cab maker was acquired by Geely Group in 2012 and focused on manufacturing BEVs and EREVs (extended-range electric vehicles). By December 2023, LEVC’s cars made up over 50% of all licensed taxis in London. The LEVC model line currently comprises a single vehicle called TX. Soon, the LEVC L380 minivan will join the ex-British brand line. Its mass production has begun in China.
LEVC L380 mass production
The mass production of the LEVC L380 has started in Zhejiang in the LEVC New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd plant. The same factory also manufactures the LEVC TX. During the official line-off ceremony, LEVC held a business partner conference. They have also displayed the first mass-produced LEVC L380 with a drawing of the Airbus A380 in the background. LEVC didn’t disclose any further information about the event.
As we can see, the first mass-produced LEVC L380 has a steering wheel on the left side. So, this minivan won’t probably enter the UK market shortly. However, LEVC announced that their beast of an MPV is aimed at international markets. The first mass-produced LEVC L380 is finished in white. However, the brand representatives shared some official images of this minivan in green.
LEVC L380 details
The LEVC L380 is a large minivan based on SOA commercial vehicle architecture derived from Geely’s SEA platform. Its dimensions are 316/1998/1940 mm dimensions, with a wheelbase of 3185 mm. Inside, the L380 has up to 8 seats with a 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 layout.
The LEVC L380 has two powertrain options:
- 200-kW electric motor, 170 km/h top speed, 100 kWh ternary NMC battery, 570 km range
- 200-kW electric motor, 170 km/h top speed, 116 kWh ternary NMC battery, 675 km range
The price range of the LEVC L380 will be announced shortly, so stay tuned!
According to the LEVC official social media account, the L380 will enter the UK market in 2 years.