LDV launches affordable electric mid-sized van

As businesses look to build sustainable fleets, hybrid and electric vehicles are fast becoming the go-to solution. Among the offerings available is the new eDeliver 7, an EV mid-size van from LDV.

Aimed squarely at sole traders, SMEs, transport companies and corporate fleets who want to reduce their environmental footprint, the eDeliver 7 delivers whisper quiet progress, reduced maintenance costs, zero battery impact on cargo space and, critically, price.

The eDeliver 7 is LDV’s fourth electric vehicle, alongside the eDeliver 9 large van, Australia’s first electric ute, the eT60, and the MIFA 9 electric people mover. Much like its EV siblings, it offers a fresh design, a host of features, and solid range.

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Four variants make up the eDeliver 7 range, including short and long wheelbase low roof variants, with either 77kWh or 88kWh batteries; and a long wheelbase high roof, with an 88kWh battery. All are available to order in white, blue or black.

The eDeliver 7 has redefined the boxy appearance of many white vans with its new futuristic face. Its distinctive front grille with dusk-sensing LEDs portray the streamlined look of an EV.

Importantly, it also serves as a larger air intake, designed to cool any later ICE variants. LED rear tail-lights, rear barn doors with two-stage opening, and a single sliding side door complete the sleek aesthetic.

The standard 77kWh battery can achieve a pure electric range of up to 318km on the SWB low roof model and will take 8-hours to charge on an 11kW AC home charger, or 43 minutes to charge from 20-80% on a rapid DC charger.

The extended range 88kWh battery delivers up to 362km on the low roof model, and will take 9.3-hours to charge on an 11kW AC home charger, or 43 minutes via a rapid DC charger (20-80%).

The battery powers an electric motor that drives the front wheels and delivers 150kW of power and an instantaneous 330Nm of torque. The eDeliver 7 also comes with three power modes – Normal, Eco and Power.

Depending on driver requirements, Eco mode can be selected to limit maximum speed to 90km/h and minimise power consumption when needed. Standard safety tech includes autonomous emergency braking, and adaptive cruise with stop/go.

You’ll also find front collision warning, emergency lane keep assist and lane change assist, blind spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors and rear cross traffic alert. Inside, a heated steering wheel, fully-adjustable driver’s seat and keyless entry/start feature.

There’s a 12.3-inch touchscreen display loaded with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Cargo volume ranges from 5.9m3 in the short wheelbase low roof, to 6.7m3 in the long-wheelbase low roof and 8.7m3 in the long wheelbase high roof variant.

Each comes with six tie-down points in the cargo area and LED rear cargo lighting. Braked towing capacity is 1,500kg. Pricing for the LDV eDeliver 7 starts from $59,990 (77kWh SWB low roof), and rises to $61,990 for the LWB variant, both excluding on-road costs.

The 88kWh LWB low roof variant is $64,990 excluding on-roads for ABN holders, rising to $66,990 plus on-roads for the LWB high roof. Every LDV eDeliver 7 comes with a comprehensive 5-year or 160,000km warranty.

An 8-year or 250,000km battery warranty and 5-year unlimited kilometre roadside assistance package are also included (as is capped price servicing). For more info, contact your local LDV dealer. If you’re keen on one and need finance, talk to CreditOne.

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