Electrified vehicle manufacturer LEVC has opened a new sales and aftersales facility in Dartford, Kent.

Ascotts Electric Vehicle Centre will provide full sales and service support for the new VN5 range-extender electric van, along with the TX London taxi.

Ascotts has been a main dealer for LEVC at its existing London site since 2018.

The new Dartford site is said to allow it to extend its customer base to the wider commercial vehicle market.

LEVC CEO Joerg Hofmann said: “Ascotts has played a key role in the success of our TX electric taxi since its launch in 2018 and I personally appreciate [Ascotts managing director] Andy Ascott’s continuing support, for sharing our company vision and investing in our future.  

“With the recent launch of our first electric van, VN5, I’m confident his new site will provide an excellent LEVC sales and service experience.  

“Adding Dartford to our dealer network is also another step in our UK growth plan to ensure no customer is further than a 45 minute drive from an authorised LEVC location.”?

Andy Ascott said: “As early adopters of the electric age, we have developed many years’ experience working with LEVC since becoming the first independent LEVC TX approved dealer. 

“The new electric vehicle centre in Dartford will provide a welcoming environment and a first-class customer experience for all LEVC customers.”?