SAIC has said that the EV30 (sold as the Maxus E Deliver 3) has received more than 1,000 orders in Norway, and the first batch of 328 vehicles have been shipped from China on June 7th. The EV30 is now officially launched in Europe and becomes the only Chinese brand model in the European small and medium LCV (light commercial vehicle) electric market segment.
The company has launched the van in the UK market from a price of £22,800 for the 35 kWh version and £25,080 for the 52.5 kWh version (Net Price including grant/ex-VAT). The E Deliver 3 is available to order and deliveries of the short wheelbase variant will begin in July; the platform chassis comes available in Q3 2020 while the long wheelbase panel van will be launched in Q4 2020.
Owned by SAIC, the Maxus brand (which will give India the MG Gloster) was earlier known as LDV and the rebrand was announced in February 2020 and will be used in the European region. The E Deliver 3 electric van was introduced as the LDV EV30 at the 2019 CV Show in Birmingham and will be available in the short and long-wheelbase variants. The E Deliver 3 makes a maximum power of 90 kW, torque of 255 Nm and has a top speed of 120 km/h. The battery can be charged in six hours with a regular AC charger and with a DC fast charger, 80 per cent can be achieved in 45 minutes.
|Maxus E Deliver 3 variant||SWB 35kWh||SWB 52.5kWh||LWB 35kWh||LWB 52.5kWh||Chassis cab 52.5kwh|
|Max front axle load (kg)||1170||1170||1170||1170||1180|
|Max rear axle load (kg)||1260||1460||1460||1460||1460|
|Max roof load (kg)||75||75||100||100||/|
|Towing capacity (unbraked) (kg)||500||500||500||500||/|
|Number of seats||2||2||2||2||2|
|Rated power/peak power (kW)||40/90||40/90||40/90||40/90||40/90|
|Rated torque/Max. torque (N.m)||125/255||125/255||125/255||125/255||125/255|
|Max speed (km/h)||120||120||120||120||120|
|Acceleration 0-100km/h (sec)||11||12||12||13||TBC|
|Gear Ratios||Internal Gearbox Ratios||Final Drive Ratios||Total Gear Ratio|
|Dimension : L *W *H (mm)||4555X1780X1895||4555X1780X1895||5145X1780X1900||5145X1780X1900||5037X1780X1866|
|Length cargo space (mm)||2180||2180||2770||2770||/|
|Max width cargo space (mm)||1665||1665||1665||1665||/|
|Max width cargo space between wheel arches (mm)||1220||1220||1220||1220||/|
|Max height cargo space (mm)||1330||1330||1330||1330||/|
|Slide door width (mm)||710||710||710||710||/|
|Slide door height (mm)||1230||1230||1230||1230||/|
|Turning radius (m)||5.87||5.87||6.53||6.53||6.53|
|Cargo volume (m³)||4.8||4.8||6.3||6.3||/|
|Charging time (AC 100%) h||6||8||6||8||8|
|Charging time (DC 80%) min||45||45||45||45||45|
|Batery capacity (kWh)||35||52.5||35||52.5||52.5|
|Energy consumption WLTP combined (kWh/100km)||24.36 kWh/100km||23.63kWh/100km||26.15kWh/100km||25.31kWh/100km||TBC|
The body of the E Deliver 3 has been built using aluminium alloy and polymer composites to keep the weight down and the aerodynamic design helps in reducing wind resistance. While the company already has an electric van in the form of EV80, the E Deliver 3 is the pure EV without any gasoline or hybrid derivative. The E Deliver 3 competes with the likes of Nissan e-NV200 and Renault Kangoo ZE and has an edge in pricing after the UK government’s electric vehicle grant that will make it one of the more affordable fully-electric vans.
For UK customers who require a more car-like vehicle while having less items to haul, they could consider the MG 5 Electric Estate from the same parent company (SAIC) that will be launched in the similar price range later this year.