Vertu Motors has taken on the franchise for the London Electrical Automobile Firm (LEVC).
Its subsidiary, The Taxi Centre, is getting into the black cab and hackney market after agreeing a brand new partnership with LEVC.
The partnership makes The Taxi Centre the gross sales and aftersales companion for LEVC in Scotland and North East England. The Taxi Centre’s Glasgow showroom has undergone refurbishment
Vertu was drawn to the franchise as a result of many councils throughout the UK introducing Low Emission Zones (LEZ) and Clear Air Zones (CAZ).
It stated taxi drivers are more and more searching for low-emission, electrical autos to scale back their day-to-day working prices.
Electrical taxi gross sales are additionally being stimulated by authorities incentives. The UK Authorities has prolonged its Plug-in Taxi Grants (PiTG) scheme till no less than the monetary 12 months 2023/24, providing as much as £7,500-worth of help to The Taxi Centre prospects eager about LEVC fashions.
As well as, Scotland’s taxi drivers can profit from 0% loans by means of the Power Financial savings Belief, additional decreasing the price of possession.
The Taxi Centre is aiming to drum up enterprise, providing 5 free companies and two-year prolonged guarantee packages on the primary 50 new LEVC TX orders positioned.
Steve Dunn has been appointed head of enterprise for The Taxi Centre to help its new providing.
The Taxi Centre colleagues have undergone in depth coaching to allow them to supply prospects with skilled recommendation when seeking to transition to LEVC’s electrical TX taxi. Graeme Eagleson has been appointed the sector gross sales supervisor for the brand new franchise.
Gregor Mackie, divisional operations director of Vertu Ventures, stated: “We’re delighted to kind this partnership with LEVC to supply drivers the choice of a trendy, comfy and purposeful car, extra in line with at the moment’s black cab driver expectations.
“Being appointed as an LEVC franchise is a big milestone for The Taxi Centre, as we develop our providing to incorporate hackney and black cab drivers, alongside the non-public rent sector.
Richard Hudson, Industrial Director at LEVC, stated: “We’re delighted to welcome The Taxi Centre to our community, considerably increasing LEVC’s presence within the north of the UK.