The van is being developed by Geely’s New Energy Commercial Vehicles (GVC) company to make it viable for the Chinese market, but it will still be built in Britain for the European market. It is expected to make up half the output of LEVC's Coventry plant by 2022 – roughly 5,000 units a year. It sold 1,200 hybrid TX taxis last year.
The make-up of the van is also changing. While it will remain a plug-in hybrid as planned, it will no longer be based on the Taxi architecture, which itself shares a lot in common with the Volvo XC90.