LDV EV30 electric van becomes Maxus E Deliver 3

Chinese-built LDV EV30 electric van rebranded as Maxus E Deliver 3, with full launch imminent

Maxus E Deliver 3

The Chinese-owned commercial-vehicle brand LDV has announced that its planned EV30 electric van will now be known as the Maxus E Deliver 3, ahead of its full launch in the coming weeks. UK pricing has also been set at £24,000 excluding VAT, but including the government plug-in van grant.

Originally unveiled as the EV30 at the 2019 CV Show in Birmingham, the E Deliver 3 is pitched as a rival to the Renault Kangoo Z.E. and Nissan e-NV200. Both short and long-wheelbase versions, and two different battery capacities, will be available.

The cheaper version will have a 35kWh battery returning 93-98 miles' range depending on wheelbase, while the 53kWh battery will boost that to 142-149 miles.

The E Deliver 3 is front-wheel drive, with a 114bhp electric motor turning the wheels, giving it a top speed of 79mph and a 0-31mph time of five seconds. Fast charging to 80% capacity will be completed in as little as 45 minutes, while charging from a standard socket will take around five hours.

The short-wheelbase version can take five cubic metres of cargo, with the long-wheelbase model boosting that to just over six. Their respective payloads are 600kg and one tonne.

The larger LDV EV80 will continue to be known by its original name and not get a Maxxus rebrand.