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LDV to bring three new models in November including Australia’s first all-electric ute


LDV wants to move electrification forward in a big way, and part of that will be the introduction of three new electric vehicles by years end

LDV, the company behind vehicles such as the T60 Max dual-cab ute and the Deliver 9 van, has announced it will deliver three new electric products by the end of 2022. 

Possibly the most major of the three is what LDV says will be the first electric ute sold in Australia, the LDV eT60

Also ready for launch is the eDeliver 9 work van and the Mifa 9 that will serve as a fully-electric, seven-seat people mover. 

LDV eDeliver 9 LWB white 2023
The LDV eDeliver 9 LWB will compete with the Ford eTransit

General manager of LDV Australia, Dinesh Chinnappa, said that while every major OEM is committed to developing electric vehicles, what is less spoken about is China’s growing EV market. 

“In the first half of 2022, 2.4 million EVs were delivered to customers in China, more than double the total annual new car market in Australia. EVs now account for 26 percent of all car sales in China. 

“China is moving ahead in electrifying its transport industry and it’s bringing the rest of the world – including Australia – with it.

LDV Mifa 9 electric people mover
The LDV Mifa 9 electric people mover could be a big competitor for the Hyundai Staria

“So LDV is well placed to take advantage of this new model EV rollout and we’re delighted to share some top-line, pre-launch information with you,” Mr Chinnappa continued. 

When can I buy a new LDV electric product?

LDV will beat all the biggest global automakers – Volkswagen, Ford, Mazda, Toyota and more – to market with the LDV eT60 dual-cab ute, a model that will be available from November 2022. 

It’ll initially be available in 4×2 dual-cab specification and will be powered by a 88.5kWh battery pack that will allow the eT60 to travel up to a claimed 330km (WLTP). 

LDV eT60 front 3/4 white and blue
The LDV eT60 electric dual-cab ute

With DC fast-charging, the eT60 will be capable of recharging its battery from 20 to 80 percent in approximately 45 minutes. 

Also new in November will be the eDeliver 9 van that will compete directly with Ford’s upcoming all-electric eTransit. It, too, will have an 88.5kWh battery pack installed and will have a claimed estimated electric range of 280km (WLTP). 

LDV EVT60 ute front end
The LDV eT60 badged as a Maxus at an auto show

Thirdly, the LDV Mifa 9 will provide buyers with an electric alternative to the Hyundai Staria or Kia Carnival with seating for seven people. An eight-seater is coming next year. 

The Mifa 9 has a larger battery than the van or ute and is 90kWh in size. It’ll have a combined claimed range of 440km (WLTP). Charging the Mifa 9 at home will take around 8.5 hours via a 11kW home charger. 

There will be three Mifa 9 variants to choose from at launch, says LDV. The manufacturer says that further information on each car will be available at their launch in November.