LDV Australia introduces electric vehicles, trucks and electric motors in November
LDV is diving headfirst into electric vehicles, launching not one but a total of three electric vehicles in November of this year.
The trio includes eT60 Australia’s first electronic device, along with eDeliver 9 cargo truck and MIFA 9 moving person.
ET60 based on current diesel engine T60 auto and eDeliver 9 on LDV’s largest van, but the MIFA 9 is a completely new product for the Australian market.
The company says pricing and full specifications for the electric trio will be revealed during the launch in November.
This electric vehicle will initially be available in a 4×2 dual cab guise, with an 88.5kWh lithium-ion battery.
The claimed range in the more rigorous WLTP test cycle is 330 km, while the eT60 can be charged from 20 to 80% on a DC fast charger in about 45 minutes.
While LDV hasn’t released details on the eT60’s performance yet, its power lines in other markets generate between 130kW and 150kW from their rear-mounted electric motors.
While a growing range of electric cars are available in markets such as China and the US, Australia has so far missed out on these, and notably, no car manufacturer has announced plans yet. introduce electric cars here.
The seven-seat MIFA 9 is based on the gasoline-powered G90 passenger engine, both of which were launched in China only this year.
LDV says an eight-seater model will launch in early 2023.
It is powered by a 90kWh lithium-ion battery, with a claimed WLTP range of up to 440km depending on the variant.
The company says it will take 36 minutes to charge from 20 to 80% on a DC fast charger.
It also says it hopes to earn a five-star Euro NCAP rating and will come standard with a suite of active safety and driver-assist features including automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, emergency lane-keeping assist, and lane-departure warning.
This isn’t the only electric motor to drop in price this year, with the Mercedes-Benz EQV also due before the end of the year.
Finally, there’s the eDeliver 9, which will be available in long-wheelbase and high-top variants alongside the chassis.
The trucks swapped the standard van’s diesel engine for an electric motor and 88.5kWh lithium-ion battery, which can be charged from 20 to 80% on a DC fast charger in 45 minutes at full speed. 80kW max.
LDV claims a WLTP range of 280 km for the mid-roof van.
Deliver 9 is currently the best-selling large truck in Australia and the electric version will almost beat Ford E-Transit to the market. The EV of the Blue Oval brand is due in January 2023.
LDV says the rollout of EVs is the most fundamental change in product strategy since its local launch in 2014 and says it is now “setting the agenda for commercial electric vehicles in China.” Australia”.
Dinesh Chinnappa, General Manager of LDV Australia, said: “The global automotive market is undergoing its most significant revolution in decades.
“Every major OEM is committed to electric vehicle development, but what is less talked about is the growing influence of China’s electric vehicle market on the rest of the world – and we in Australia are now benefiting. from that influence with the arrival of the eT60, eDeliver 9 and Mifa 9.”
He noted that electric vehicles account for 26% of total car sales in China, and that Chinese electric vehicles account for 57% of global electric vehicle sales.
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