2023 LDV eT60 price and specs: Australia’s first electric ute
- Priced at $92,990, its almost double the diesel equivalent
- Ineligible for most government incentives and LCT applies
- Up to 330km of range and 8-year/160,000km battery warranty
LDV has announced the eT60 is priced from $92,990 before on-road costs (private buyers) or $88,431 drive-away for ABN holders, as the first dual-cab full-electric ute on sale in Australia.
But, given its price tag, it's ineligible for most state government EV incentives and the imminent fringe benefits tax (FBT) exemption since it's subject to the luxury car tax (LCT).
UPDATE: 27/11/22: We've added further details to this story.
The LDV eT60 comes with one variant based on the flagship diesel-powered T60 Max Luxe currently priced at $47,884 drive-away, with a maximum towing capacity of 1000kg braked or 750kg unbraked, and a 1000kg payload.
The 4x2 electric ute offers 330km of claimed driving range (WLTP) from a combined 213Wh/km energy consumption and 88.55kWh battery pack.
The eT60 can be fast charged on up to 80kW DC, going from 20 to 80 per cent in around 45 minutes on a compatible public charger. When on an 11kW AC wall box charger, it takes it from 5 to 100 per cent in around nine hours.
“Australian businesses know the eT60 isn’t going to cross Nullarbor – but that its 330km range is more than adequate for their everyday requirements,” LDV General Manager Dinesh Chinnappa said.
“But they also know government EV policy and EV infrastructure is on the move and they want to be ahead of the transition. And the LDV eT60, Australia’s first electric ute, is here to help.”
The first battery-electric ute sold Down Under packs a single rear-wheel driven permanent magnet synchronous motor producing 130kW of power and 310Nm of torque – but it's top speed is limited to 120km/h.
When unladen, it has 187mm of ground clearance, 27-degree approach angle, 24-degree departure angle, and a maximum wading depth rated at 550mm. Double independent front wishbones and a leaf spring rear calibrated for Australia also feature.
The eT60 carries the same features as its T60 Max Luxe 4x4 donor ute, including a spray-in tub liner, 10.25-inch infotainment system with wired Apple CarPlay only, one 220-volt power socket, leatherette seats, and reverse cameras and sensors.
However, it lacks critical active safety assistance systems like auto emergency braking, blind spot alert and adaptive cruise control as found on most other combustion-engined utes like the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and Mitsubishi Triton.
eT60 spec sheet
|LDV eT60 specs|
|Dimensions (length x width x height)||5365 x 1809 x 2144mm|
|Tub capacity (length x width x height)||1485 x 1510 x 530mm|
|DC fast charge||80kW|
eT60 price and models
eT60 – $92,990 before on-road costs
The eT60 comes with as standard:
|LDV eT60 features|
|Exterior||17-inch alloy wheels (245/65)|
|Matte black front grille and guard plate|
|Halogen auto headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights|
|Front mud flaps|
|Stainless steel sports bar|
|Spray-in tub liner|
|Interior||Black leatherette seats with red stitching|
|Six-way electrically adjustable driver and front passenger seat|
|Auto up-down driver window|
|Auto rain sensing wipers|
|Shift-by-wire drive selector dial|
|Technology||10.25-inch infotainment system with wired Apple CarPlay|
|2x USB-A ports, 1x 220-volt power outlet, and 2x 12-volt outlets|
|Four-speaker sound system|
|AM/FM radio and Bluetooth|
|Safety assist||Reversing camera and sensors|
|Hill decent control|
- Standard paint – no cost: Blanc White
- Premium paint – $500: Jewel Blue; Lava Grey; Metal Black
eT60 warranty and servicing
LDV backs its pure-electric ute with a five-year/160,000km vehicle warranty, eight-year/160,000km battery warranty, and five-year/13,000km roadside assistance.
Unlike its combustion-powered sibling, the eT60 only requires servicing every 24 months/30,000km.
The EV ute can be serviced at its 90-plus nationwide dealer network.
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