LDV EV30 Review 2024

LDV EV30 At A Glance

+Advertised range of 168 miles, one-tonne payload, prices start from £24,000 (excluding VAT).

-Not available until 2020.

Built in China by LDV's parent company SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corporation), the EV30 is designed for small businesses that want an affordable electric panel van with a one-tonne payload and a useable 168 mile range.

Offered in short and long wheelbase, the EV30 is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack that's placed under the loadspace floor. The smallest version has payload of 855kg and a loadspace of 5.0 cubic metres, while the long wheelbase van provides 1000kg payload and 6.3 cubic metres.

Two battery packs are available, with the smallest  - 35kWh - providing an official 127 miles on a single charge. The larger 53kWh unit will provide up to 200 miles and LDV claims that a full AC charge will take five hours. A rapid fast charge will boost three quarters of the battery in just 45 minutes.

The LDV EV30 is backed by a five-year/60,000 mile warranty and includes five-year-roadside cover as standard.