At the CV Show in Birmingham in April, LDV’s management team displayed a variety of electric vans and conversions, including a caged tipper. They also explained they have electric vans and conversions operating at 3.5 tonnes in stock ready to drive for UK operators.
Delivering for the environment in EV80
Retail giant Ikea took delivery of its first two EV80s, which will be used at its Exeter store. The delivery marks the beginning of a productive relationship between LDV and Ikea and highlights a commitment, by each company, to greener motoring. Royal Mail will take delivery of their first demonstration EV80 in May 2018. The vehicle is showcased on the LDV stand, hall 5F120 at the CV show.
The EV80, the first of LDV’s EV range, has been designed with zero emissions technology together with advanced electric power systems, providing greener power and in return, reducing environmental impacts. It is the first of LDV’s new generation of cleaner, alternative fuel vehicles that is ideal for both city driving and short journeys, boasting a 120 mile range on a single charge.
The company is firmly focused on the future of greener motoring with impending plans to launch a plug-in hybrid, hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell propelled CV.
LDV was awarded LCV Manufacturer of the Year at the most recent GreenFleet Awards, which celebrate and reward the work undertaken by stakeholders in the fleet sector to reduce the environmental impacts of automotive vehicles, and promote zero and ultra-low-emission technology. The brand emerged as overall winner in a stiffly-contested category that recognised the efforts it has made to reduce CO2 and increase fuel economy in its LCVs.