LDV launches electric EV30 with 200 mile range


LDV has launched its second electric van, the EV30, at the Commercial Vehicle Show. It is the first vehicle in LDV’s range that will only come as a zero-emission fully-electric vehicle.

Manufactured by China's SAIC and distributed by Harris Automotive Distributors, the EV30 is a small, fully-electric commercial vehicle with zero emissions and a range of 200 miles on a single charge (53kWh battery).

Every EV30 is fitted with a high-capacity lithium-iron battery manufactured by CATL, China’s largest battery manufacturer and offering two battery packs, a 35kWh battery which offers a range of 127 miles and a 53kWh battery with a range of 200 miles.

Rapid battery charging time is 45 minutes while also boasting a full AC charge in 5 hours, which can be done using off-peak, cheap rate electricity to maximise cost savings. The AC charging can be used on either a single phase or three phase charger.

The standard EV30 boasts a carrying capacity of 5m³ due to its unique monocoque floor plan that offers the maximum payload in its category.

This latest LDV van is a versatile vehicle that comes in short wheelbase and long wheelbase form. The wheelbase of the larger version has been extended by 600mm for an overall length of 5.1m, while also boasting a carrying capacity of 6.3m³ and payload of 1000kg.

The EV30 also offers a silent, versatile driving experience with low running costs and, naturally, the satisfaction of motoring with zero tailpipe emissions in use.   

Mark Barrett, General Manager of LDV U.K. & Ireland said: “Following today’s EV30 reveal, it’s safe to say that LDV has demonstrated just how accessible commercial EV vehicles are for businessowners. With a driving range of 127 miles /35kWh battery and over 200 miles/53kWh battery on a single charge, it’s easier than ever to embrace the power of electric driving.”

"The EV30 on show at CV 2019 was a short wheel base (Chinese) domestic model with 5.1m3 cargo space and differs slightly from the European spec. The UK Version will have dual passenger seat option, larger 85kW motor and rear barn doors, to mention just a few variances.
“There are so many reasons to choose a commercial EV.  Not only does it eliminate fuel costs, but it also helps business owners remove congestion charges from the balance sheet and help future-proof their businesses.

“With SAIC using only the latest technology in the new-to-market EV30, we can ensure the highest technical specs and a vehicle that will help businesses fly the flag for greener motoring.”

The LDV EV30 will be available to order from January 2020 at a guide price from £22,000.