LEVC has announced a change of leadership.

The manufacturer, which makes the VN5 electrified van alongside the TX London taxi, will see Joerg Hofmann stand down as CEO after three-and-a-half years, to take up another role within the automotive industry.

He is being replaced as CEO by Alex Nan, the company’s current chairman, who will assume his new role from 1 July. Nan will be supported by Hofmann in the transition until the end of August.

Nan said: “On behalf of the Geely Group and all at LEVC, I would like to thank Joerg Hofmann for his enormous contribution. 

“He has spearheaded the launch of the VN5 light commercial vehicle, guided the company through the Covid pandemic and overseen the major recent milestone of 7,000 global sales of the world’s most advanced electric taxi – the TX. 

“As LEVC enters the next exciting stage in its product and development strategy, together with the management, I will continue to push the company towards a greener, more technology-driven and sustainable future.”

Hofmann said: “The past three-and-a-half years have been some of the most challenging but rewarding of my career, launching new product and growing LEVC’s European and global sales markets. 

“It has been an honour to lead the growth and development of this unique and iconic British brand and I’m extremely proud of what our team has achieved. I would like to thank all my colleagues at LEVC for their support and efforts over the past few years. 

“I am looking forward to working on another growth opportunity and I wish Alex Nan every success in his new role.”