Can LDV Challenge EV Competitors?

Can LDV Challenge EV Competitors?

LDV (Light Duty Vehicle) is a recognized commercial vehicle brand with manufacturing in China and exported to places like Europe and Australia. LDV models are also sold under the Maxus brand. There hasn’t been much global fuss over LDV’s electric range but perhaps through adoption and word of mouth, this EV brand won’t be so inconspicuous.

There seems to be a feeding frenzy for hybrid or electric pickup trucks, and electric powerhouses like Tesla or Rivian are keeping enthusiasts waiting. And now it looks like they may just get a run for their money with LDV’s new and first electric pickup truck. The LDV range has expanded over the years of operation and now its electric vehicles include four models:

The LDV EVT60 is built on the same platform as its sibling bi-turbo diesel T60, and its standard design includes a double cab, rear wheel drive, a 130kW, single motor set-up that produces 310 Nm of torque, a 325km range, and an 88.5kW battery pack that is tucked away in the middle of the car.

LDV T60 diesel-powered version on which the EV version was based

With a rear tray size of 1188L, it can comfortably hold the majority of loads. There are numerous ways to secure cargo. Strong tie down points are present on the deck and the wheel arches of the eT60. An industrial grade coating is used to line the cargo tray, protecting both the vehicle and your contents.

In order to ensure that braking is appropriate for any driving circumstance, LDV equips its EV with a completely calibrated chassis, Anti-lock braking (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA). Additionally, it has Hill Descent Control (HDC), Hill Start Assist, and Reversing Camera (HSA). The T60 also has side airbags, full-length curtain airbags, driver and passenger airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Roll Movement Intervention (RMI), and other airbags. Better comfort has been considered when designing the roomy cabin. A variety of modifications are included in the driver's seat to ensure a comfortable driving position and the huge 10.25-inch touch screen entertainment system with Apple CarPlay is the center of attention.

Park assistance and a rear camera are included. Air conditioning, power front windows, electric side mirrors, and keyless entry are all standard on the eT60. It is expected to start production in China in September 2022 and become available as early as 2021.

LDV EV Range

eDeliver 3 Van

The eDeliver3 is the first electric powered, purpose-built commercial electric van. Built from a brand-new design for pure electric power, the eDeliver3 is compact, light in weight, and can carry a rather impressive 950kg payload. It has a maximum power of 90kW, a peak torque of 255N·m and an acceleration time of 0-100km/h is 11s. This is more than efficient to transport a sizeable load. The 50.23kW Battery in DC mode takes about 45 minutes to charge to 80% or  80 minutes to full charge. As with all its EVs, it has smartphone connectivity, and an 8 Year or 100,000 kms warranty.

eDeliver 9 Big Van

The WLTP city range of the eDeliver9 is up to 353 kilometers, and a fast charge of 80% can be completed in 40 minutes thanks to its 150 kW/310 Nm motor paired with either a 51.5 kWh, 72 kWh, or 88.55 kWh battery configuration.

With six airbags as standard, including side and window curtain airbags in addition to driver and passenger front airbags, occupant safety is of the utmost importance in the eDeliver9. On the eDeliver9, reverse parking sensors are standard equipment. Reversing camera with on-screen instructions, front and rear parking sensors, and high mounting boost visibility and guarantee safer parking.

EDeliver 9 Bigger Van

The eDeliver9 Bigger Van is the biggest sibling of the eDeliver EV range. It is built with more room, a longer range, and all the usual amenities as standard, ensuring a relaxing, cost-effective, and pure driving experience. Additional to the outstanding standard specifications