The SAIC subsidiary Maxus has presented four new variants of their EV80 e-transporter at the IAA Commercial Vehicles. The new models will be offered with both drivers cabs as well as box vehicles. In future, SAIC aims to also provide a wheel-chair accessible version.
Over the course of the conference, the Chinese manufacturer also plans to announce a strategic partnership with a European partner. So far, the SAIC subsidiary has been coordinating the export of the EV80 to Europe. The model is based on the most recent utility vehicle by the British company LDV, who went under in 2009.
A look at the technical specifications shows that the Maxus EV80 is powered by a 60 kW electric motor, which draws its energy from a 56 kWh lithium-iron-phosphate battery. This results in a 200 km range. The maximum load the vehicle can carry is up to 950 kg.