The prototype of LEVC’s first fully electric model based on its new Space Oriented Architecture (SOA) has rolled off the assembly line in Yiwu, China


The L380 Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV), is the first of a new range of fully electric models, based on LEVC’s SOA platform launched in May 2023. Co-developed with Geely Holding Group, the platform was developed at R&D centres in China, Sweden, the UK and Germany. LEVC says this platform has been designed to be flexible and maximise space, enabling it to be utilised across a number of configurations from passenger carrying models to commercial vehicles.

The platform’s digital architecture will use L-OS, which the company says has the computing power to support autonomous driving systems from level 2 up to Level 4.

LEVC says it has expanded its manufacturing footprint in China with the upgrades to the facility at Yiwu, which will initially produce the L380. It states that production of this model at its facility at Ansty, Coventry, UK will start within the next two years.

Alex Nan, CEO of LEVC, commented: “Building on our place within the Geely Holding Group, LEVC will maximise the Group’s research and development capabilities, global supply chain and manufacturing resources to enable us to meet our ambitious targets.

“The innovative SOA technology – developed alongside Geely – is spearheading our exciting new strategy that will see the business take a global approach, growing our footprint across the world. We aim to have a presence in over 40 countries in the coming years, with multiple new models based on the SOA platform leading the way.”