D-Max goes electric

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Isuzu D-Max BEV, 2024, front

ISUZU is going electric with the unveiling of its first battery powered vehicle, the D-Max BEV.

The prototype of the new vehicle will be shown to the public at the 45thBangkok International Motor Show.

The Isuzu D-Max BEV represents a step forward in the evolution of pick-up trucks and the company says it combines the performance and versatility expected of its vehicles with the environmental benefits of electric propulsion.

Developed to meet a wide range of commercial and passenger vehicle needs, the D-Max BEV has a one tonne payload, 3.5-tonne towing capacity, and a full-time 4WD system with newly developed e-Axles in the front and rear.

With a lithium-ion battery capacity of 66.9kWh and a maximum output of 130kW, the electric D-Max delivers power and instant torque, with an acceleration feel characteristic of BEVs.

Its maximum speed of around 81mph makes it suitable for a variety of applications, from urban commuting to off-road adventures.

Isuzu says it is committed to promoting sustainability and reducing carbon emissions, with the D-Max BEV representing a significant milestone in its journey towards a carbon-neutral world.

The Japanese company plans to launch the D-Max BEV in select mainland European markets in 2025, with further expansion to the UK, Australia, Thailand, and other countries.

Alan Able, managing director of Isuzu UK, said: "The Isuzu D-Max BEV represents a new era for pick-up trucks, combining the legendary toughness of the D-Max with electric technology. We are proud to work with a manufacturer committed to creating a carbon-neutral future and announce this innovative vehicle to the UK market, providing our customers with an environmentally friendly option without compromising on performance or reliability."

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