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As the first electric ute for sale in Australia, the LDV eT60 arrives with big expectations and comes with an even bigger price tag.
It’s a simple formula replacing the diesel engine of the regular T60 with a single electric motor and a battery pack. But it doesn’t come cheap and only drives the rear wheels, limiting its appeal in the ute segment.
Ultimately, the eT60 will be one for the EV faithful. It’s not great to drive, doesn’t have much equipment and is pricey. Without four-wheel drive and a low tow limit it also doesn’t do what many ute owners expect of their vehicles.
That said, for the fleets and businesses looking for a ute that emits no CO2 and gets around town easily enough, it’s a winner by default with no other competition.
The eT60 has not been independently tested by ANCAP yet so comes without an official safety rating. While it does come with six airbags and stability control, it misses out on the latest active safety features, such as autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and blind spot warning.