SAIC’s British subsidiary LDV presents EV30 electric van in UK
At the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, SAIC of China’s British subsidiary LDV presented the brand’s second electric van called the EV30. The new model is smaller than SAIC’s first electric transporter, the EV80.
According to the details shared by LDV, the EV 30 electric van will be available in two battery options --- a 35 kWh battery pack capable of providing up to 280 km (173 miles) driving range; and a 53 kWh battery pack capable of providing up to 400 km (248 miles) driving range. The batteries, with fast-charging capabilities, will be supplied by CATL.
LDV has also revealed that the EV30 electric van will be available in short and long wheelbases, and will deliver an output of 85 kW. The 2.91 m wheelbase version of the electric van will have a 5 cubic metres carrying capacity and a 855 kg payload, while the 3.29 m wheelbase version will have a 6.3 cubic metres carrying capacity and a 1,000 kg payload.
LDV also said that the EV30 electric van model displayed at the Birmingham show is aimed for the Chinese market, and added that the European model will be different in several aspects.
The EV30 electric van will be manufactured in China, with UK being the first export market where it will be launched. The UK launch of the EV30 is scheduled for early 2020, with the cost of the vehicle to begin at approximately 22,000 pounds (EUR 25,500).