Monday, February 3rd, 2020
LDV EV80 Offers Zero Emissions
The EV80 offers zero exhaust emissions and reduced running costs.
As fuel costs rise and global warming worries cause the world to look for ways to replace fossil fuels, we are quite convinced the future of road transport will see electricity as the fuel of the future.
We drove a Tesla Model X the length of France from our home in East Sussex to the Monaco Yacht Show in 2019. We drove the Jaguar iPace to Amiens in order to review an electric barge on the Somme and everyday we drive a Nissan Leaf as our at home runabout car.
Captains we spoke to in Monaco were interested in the Tesla Model X as a crew car or as a limo for their boss. It is clear the superyacht industry wants to embrace the cleaner way of driving and many are waiting until manufacturers bring a van to the market place. Many manufacturers are already planning for an electric van future; Mercedes Benz VW and Renault among them.
The difference between those companies and LDV is that their EV80 electric van is already here and we have been asked by LDV to use one on the roads and put it to the test.
The most impressive part of this new EV80 electric vehicle is that it looks, works and feels just like a standard panel van and comes in the same three variants.
Until you start it and drive it that is. The electric power train delivers power to the wheels quicker and more efficiently than a diesel engine ever could.
This makes it not only cost efficient but also fun to drive and gives it greater pulling power.
A 3,500kg panel van, crew variant, minibus and chassis cab are all available.
LDV’s current Electric Vehicle range is engineered to keep business on the road for longer.
All models are designed with zero emissions technology together with advanced electric power systems, providing greener power and in return, reducing environmental impacts.
Superyacht Captains will love the much-lauded EV80 the first of a new generation of cleaner, alternative fuel vehicles, ideal for both city driving and short journeys, with the first of LDV’s zero-emissions models boasting a 120-mile range on a single charge.
120 miles on a single charge.
The EV80 will do 120 miles on a single charge and will fast charge to 80% in an hour and a half, meaning you can charge the van while its alongside the yacht or while it is loading and unloading the cargo.
The only feature of this van that is more impressive than the range and charging rate of our new electric van is the vast running cost saving over a diesel equivalent that we know we are going to love when we put this van to the test.
Fully charged in only 2 hours.
A sophisticated electric power system, high-capacity lithium ion phosphate battery, permanent magnet synchronous electric motor and intelligent electric motor controller give the van its high-efficiency and steady power output.
Digital intelligent continuously variable transmission (CVT) Intelligent switching between the three power modes leads to a seamless speed change and gives an exceedingly smooth driving experience. EPB Electric park brake make the parking operation convenient and reliable and helps prolong park brake parts’ service life.
The EV80 fast charges on a DC charger. An AC charger is available for slower charge requirements.