Britain to get new electric van by July

Move over Modec, there's a new electric vehicle coming to Britain. LDV has announced they will launch an electric version of their Maxus this summer. Owned by Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod (GAZ), Russia's largest vehicle manufacturing group, LDV plans the new variant as part of a recent £10 million investment by the parent company in the Maxus line-up. According to an article in the Birmingham Post, the all-electric will be offered in both the van (pictured above) as well as the chassis-cab format with only minor changes being made to the chassis. Although the expected performance and battery type or supplier are not named, the motor is said to be "proven."

Newly appointed CEO Evgeniy Vereshchagin made the company's environmental commitment clear at the Commercial Vehicle Show where LDV has 9 different Maxus iterations on display stating, "Our responsibility as a manufacturer is look to the future and in particular the effects carbon emissions and vehicle pollutants are having on the environment as a result of the whole life of our range of light commercial vehicles". Pretty good green talking for the former audit manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. July is not too long to wait to see if his green walking is just as good.

[Source: Birmingham Post]

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