PASSENGERS AND CARGO – The LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) is a company owned by the Geely Group that produces the latest evolution of London taxi presented in 2017, with aluminum bodywork and electric motor equipped with range extender (Who to know more). The company has recently confirmed its willingness to extend its range, thanks to SOA platform (Space Oriented Architecture) from which a series of fully electric vehicles will be born for the transport of people and things. Modular and scalable this platform is able to adapt to vehicles between 4.86 and 5.95 meters long, with wheelbases from 3.0 to 3.8 metres, and with front, rear or all-wheel drive.
MAXIMUM MODULARITY – Developed over the past two years in R&D centers in China, Sweden, the UK and Germany, the SOA provides a drums centrally positioned which allows you to have a flooring completely dish. The electric powertrain is positioned in the front of the vehicle, freeing up additional space for passengers and cargo. At the rear, a special suspension design allows for additional cargo space under the boot, behind the rear axle. The seating arrangement is completely flexible, with almost infinite seating configuration possibilities, the company promises.
OPEN SOURCE – The SOA platform will be able to accommodate batteries from 73 to 120 kWh, combining autonomy up to 695 km with the ultra-fast charging, with recharges from 10 to 80% in about 30 minutes. LEVC also ensures high safety standards, with its vehicles aiming to achieve five-star ratings in both China and Europe. SOA incorporates the L-OS electronic architecture, which provides LEVC cars with autonomous driving capabilities (level 2 to 4) and intelligent cockpits for high content and functionality. Furthermore, SOA is an open source platform, which means that it is also available to partners outside the Geely Group who intend to use it as a basis for their future vehicles.
> In the photo above, the TX, the electric London taxi with range extender built by LEVC in more than 7,000 units from 2017 to today.