LDV EV30 electric van launched at £22,000

LDV has launched its new medium size electric van. The EV30 is advertised with a maximum range of 200 miles and will start from £22,000 (excluding VAT) when it goes on sale in early 2020.

Built in China by LDV's parent company SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corporation), the EV30 will be pitched at small businesses that want an affordable electric panel van with a one-tonne payload and a useable 200 mile range.

The EV30's £22,000 list price is thought to include the Government electric vehicle grant of £8000, which will make it significantly cheaper than the Mercedes-Benz eVito which starts at in the region of £29,000 (before VAT and after Government plug-in grant deduction).

Offered in short and long wheelbase, the EV30 s 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 will go on sale in January 2020 and be backed by a five-year/60,000 mile warranty and include five-year-roadside cover as standard.

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