LEVC L380 luxury MPV goes on sale in China

LEVC has begun taking orders for its luxurious L380 people carrier.

The firm behind the electrified London black cab has started sales of the fully electric MPV in China and said the L380 will go on sale in the UK within the next two years.

Based on an all-new platform known as Space Oriented Architecture (SOA), the L380 is the first in a series of models which will use the system and broaden LEVC’s vehicle line-up.

Inspired by luxury air travel, the L380 offers seating for up to eight and flexible first class-style chairs which can be flipped down for sleeping and are finished in semi-aniline leather and Alcantara fabrics. Interior details include traditional Chinese Ruyi shaped air vents and a meteor shower cabin lighting effect, which integrates London icons such as Tower Bridge and Big Ben. The L380 also features a a 2.18m2 panoramic glass roof

In China, prices range from around £41,000 to £52,000 and in the highest performance specification, the L380 features front and rear electric motors which produce a total of 536bhp and peak torque of 506lb ft, enabling 0-62mph in 5.5 seconds. The model is equipped with the world’s first CATL 3.0 Kirin battery with a capacity up to 140kWh offering 512 miles under China’s CLTC testing – we’d expect a significantly lower result under the WLTP process.

Alex Nan, CEO of LEVC, commented: “Start of sales in China for our innovative new L380 luxury MPV marks one of the most momentous occasions in LEVC’s history. Our brand is rapidly accelerating its transition from manufacturing the world’s most advanced and iconic taxi, to becoming a leading e-mobility technology company.

“L380 meets demand for flexible, multi-occupant, multi-purpose pure electric luxury vehicles, launching LEVC into an entirely new sector.”

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Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.