The all-electric LDV e-G10 has been unveiled over the weekend at the Guangzhou motor show, becoming the Chinese manufacturer’s latest model in its expanding line-up.
Powered by a 75kW/380Nm electric motor, the LDV e-G10 can accelerate from 0-100km/h in under 14 seconds on its way to a top speed of 150km/h.
For short bursts, the electric motor has an overboost-like function that sees outputs double to 150kW and 800Nm.
The e-G10 has a range of up to 200km on a full charge and can can be charged in as little as 90 minutes (with fast charging).
Supported by 50,000 charging points across China, the e-G10 is part of parent company SAIC’s commitment to reach 600,000 annual sales of cars and commercial vehicles by 2020.
Other than its powertrain and the ‘e’ badge, the e-G10 looks largely the same as its conventionally-powered sibling, with the only change the new instrument cluster that features readouts for battery charge levels and power consumption.
LDV’s local arm hasn’t confirmed it will introduce the e-G10 in Australia yet, though it already has plans to test market electric versions of the larger V80 van here.
During the trial, the company will examine interest in a zero-emissions people mover that could be met by the e-G10.
Should the Chinese electric duo launch locally over the next year, it would beat Mercedes-Benz’s all-electric version of its next-generation Sprinter van, which has been confirmed for Australia sometime in 2018.