A fully electric derivative of LDV’s T60 ute will go into production in the second quarter of 2021, complementing LDV’s EV van range and being what is believed to be the first EV ute to go on sale in the New Zealand market.

In bringing the EVT60 Ute to New Zealand, with arrival expected to be Q3 of 2021, LDV will have an EV in all the popular light commercial vehicle sectors. 

In 2019, LDV was the first manufacturer to bring a full-size EV van to the market with the EV80. The soon-to-be launched LDV eDeliver 3, a purpose-built EV van which will offer up to 6.3 cubic metres of cargo space, will land here in Q4 2020, with a pilot vehicle due to arrive within the coming weeks.

Following on from eDeliver 3, LDV will land the eDeliver 9, an all-new full-size rear-wheel-drive van based on the forthcoming diesel-powered Deliver 9.

“These are very exciting times indeed, and to be at the cutting edge and leading the EV charge in the commercial vehicle sector is something we are delighted to be celebrating,” says Andrew Bayliss, General Manager of LDV importer Great Lake Motor Distributors. 

“Enquiry for commercial EVs has been particularly strong, so having an EV ute and three EV vans on the market within the coming months will be sure to bolster LDV’s increasingly popular commercial vehicle range.”

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