We’re starting to see more and more electrified vehicles in our market., from self-charging and plug-in hybrids to fully electric models. Most of these, though, are sedans and crossovers—mass-market electric pickups aren’t gaining a lot of traction just yet.
If we do see an influx of electric utes here, there’s one that we reckon deserves a shot here: the Maxus eT60. This is the EV version of the T60 pickup we have here, and it was just launched in Australia under the LDV brand.
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The eT60 gets the same looks as the standard T60, featuring the updated front fascia with a wide, gaping grille and aggressive-looking headlamps. The eT60 also gets a very simple interior, adorned in black leather and red contrast stitching with an uncluttered center console up front.
Moving on to the powertrain, the eT60 gets an 88.55kWh lithium-ion battery powering a 174hp, 310Nm motor that drives the rear wheels. Maximum range is at a claimed 330km, while charging from 20% to 80% supposedly takes just 45 minutes via a DC charger.
The electric truck comes with goodies such as the 10.25-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay connectivity. Safety tech like hill-start assist and -descent control, stability control, and a reversing camera with rear parking sensors come as standard.
The eT60 comes at a price, though, as this is being offered in Australia for $92,990. Converted to local currency, that’s easily around the P3.5 million mark. That said, it does come with a five-year/160,000km warranty on the vehicle and an eight-year/160,000km warranty on the battery. The pickup has a service interval of two years or 30,000km.
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