The LDV EV80 Is Well Positioned For Success In The UK, Given Its Roots To The UK And The Strength Of Its Parent Company, The Chinese Automotive Behemoth SAIC!
SAIC Motor Corporation Limited, headquartered in Shanghai (China) is a stated-owned automotive manufacturer. SAIC is the largest automotive company in China (24.1% of the market) and manufacturers up to 7 million vehicles a year.
SAIC Motor was ranked 39th on the 2019 Fortune Global 500 list, ranking 7th among automotive manufacturers. The company is also behind the all-electric MG ZS SUV. LDV is not new to the UK market and has been active since 2000s.
The zero-tailpipe emissions battery-electric vehicle (BEV) comes with a 56 kWh lithium-ion-phosphate battery. The EV has a range up to 127 miles (NEDC). It can be charged using both DC and AC charging. DC charging (30kW) will charge the battery in 1.5 hours. AC (6.6kW) will take up to 7 hours.
According to the automotive manufacturer, the LDV EV80 is “the most sophisticated electric power system high-capacity lithium ion phosphate battery, permanent magnet synchronous electric motor controller bringing you high-efficiency and steady power output.” The EV has a high power PMSM power: 92 kW and 320 NM of torque (123 hp).
The LDV electric van is available in a high roof (5700 mm x 1998 mm x 2552 mm) and medium roof (5700 mm x 1998 mm x 2345 mm) option. Both have a wheel base of 3850 mm and can achieve 0 to 62 mph in 24 sec. The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) is 3,500 kg and the Unladen Vehicle Weight (UVW) is 2,495 kg.
By way of comparison, the all-electric Nissan e-NV200 has a zero tailpipe emission range between 124 and 187 miles (WLTP). Do keep in mind that the Nissan electric van is two classes smaller and can carry up to 705 kg cargo. The EV80 has a payload of 950kg in comparison.
Standard interior features include, air conditioning (front), power windows (front), three-seater cabin, driver’s seat with arm rest and FM/AM/MP3 player, electric park brake system, digital intelligent CVT and a single sliding door for easy access.
The EV80 is also available in the MiniB variant, MiniB Wheelchair variant and the EV80 Chassis Cab variant.
The EV80 comes with a five year warranty or 60,000 miles (whichever comes first) and 5 years roadside assistance. The electric van is eligible for the UK government plug-in van grant for 20% of the purchase price, up to a maximum of £8,000. Prices for the EV80 start from £60,000 not including the government grant.
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