LEVC has announced that telematics from Geotab will now come pre-installed on its vehicles, including the VN5 van.

The new LEVC Telematics set-up feeds information from the vehicle’s onboard systems through the cloud directly to a mobile device or desktop, allowing vehicle operations to be controlled via the MyGeotab dashboard. The latter service is free for 12 months, after which customers can decide if they want to extend.

Data points available from vehicles include battery charge level, mileage trends, driving styles, and vehicle utilisation levels, while the dashboard contains tools designed to help optimise utilisation, cut downtime and minimise charging costs. The data can also be integrated with existing telematics dashboards from other suppliers if required.

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 UK and Ireland vice president 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.”