ENDEAVOUR Automotive has just launched its second LEVC taxi franchise, as well as opening the doors of its Volvo West London showroom after a six-figure refurbishment.
Enabling private-hire drivers in Berkshire to switch to more environmentally-friendly and cost-effective taxis is the objective of Endeavour’s latest LEVC franchise, which has opened in Slough.
Sales and service are being shared with Endeavour’s Volvo dealership in Bath Road, which was acquired earlier this year.
According to Endeavour, which is one of just three UK franchisees for LEVC, drivers of diesel taxis could save over £100 per week in fuel by switching to the new-generation hybrid-electric taxi.
All four wheels are electrically powered but a small petrol engine acts as a range-extending generator.
Further east along the M4 motorway, Endeavour has completed a full refurbishment of its Volvo West London dealership, located in Chiswick.
The Volvo Retail Experience, which reflects the manufacturer’s latest showroom design, accommodates eight new vehicles, a dedicated customer handover bay and an extended customer lounge.
In addition, the space can showcase up to 55 Volvo Approved used cars. The refurbishment project also included fitting out a state-of-the-art workshop with six service bays and the latest Volvo diagnostic equipment.
John Caney, chief executive officer, Endeavour Automotive, said: ‘Endeavour is a people-driven business and we’re constantly looking for new ways to help communities by offering more sustainable and cost-effective transport options.
‘Our new LEVC franchise provides a unique opportunity for taxi drivers across Berkshire to look at the financial and environmental merits of switching to zero-emission capable taxis, which would bring long-lasting benefits to the whole area over time.
‘We’re also delighted to unveil our brand-new Volvo Retail Experience in Chiswick, which further reinforces our position as one of the UK’s largest and most forward-looking Volvo dealers.’
In our picture are Endeavour’s LEVC specialists in Slough, Will James, left, and Tom Probyn