LDV took the CV show in Birmingham by storm back in April with the unveiling of its first electric vehicle. The EV80, the first Chinese, all-electric, wide-body, light-duty van, was on display at the annual showcase.
The EV80 has the longest driving range in its class, clocking in an impressive 310km. With zero emissions, SAIC Maxus, the company behind LDV, sees the EV80 as the perfect city vehicle, completing short and efficient journeys with a performance that is underpinned by LDV’s commitment to safer driving.
The new EV80 is available in two models; panel van (short and long wheel base) and chassis cab with a rated loaded capacity of 1,120 – 1,250kgs.
Every EV80 is fitted with a high-capacity lithium iron phosphate battery, permanent magnet synchronous electric motor and intelligent electric motor controller, which combine to offer high-efficiency and steady power output, complemented by a welcome, eco-friendly performance. Full battery charging time is from just two hours.
Intelligent switching between the vehicle’s three power modes leads to a seamless speed change and gives an exceptionally smooth driving experience. The vehicle’s Electric Park Brakes assist with vehicle holding on any road surface or gradient and help prolong park brake parts’ service life.
Mark Barrett, Managing Director of LDV U.K. & Ireland said, “The EV80 has the world’s highest technical spec for a vehicle in its class. With a driving range of over 300km and a battery capacity of up to 75kwh, the new electric vehicle offers a greater range and shorter charging time than any of its nearest rivals. I think it’s safe to say that for LDV, the future is now following this year’s EV80 launch.”
Features of the EV80 include right hand sliding door, Crystal Diamond headlights, ABS and 4-Wheel disc brake, front A/C heat supply and a high-tech, integrated and interactive display system.