It’s about time the UK had some new pure electric vans added to the market. At the moment, Vauxhall and Renault are dominating the sales market. But, this Chinese brand is hoping for success with the MAXUS eDeliver range of vans.
Formerly known as the LDV brand, MAXUS is now owned by Chinese company called the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC). SAIC also owns MG Motors and Roewe and are the largest automotive group in China.
As an innovative and futuristic company, MAXUS aims to become global leaders in electric vehicle developments. And, this isn’t just an empty promise. MAXUS is already responsible for two fully electric vans which are popular across Europe.
Let’s have a closer look at each one of these MAXUS eDeliver vans!
MAXUS eDeliver 3
First up is the eDeliver 3 which is said to be built on reliability, safety and driver comfort. The MAXUS eDeliver 3 is available with two battery options; 35kWh or 52.5kWh. Whichever battery option motorists choose, this works in tandem with a second 90kWh battery. This should allow for an impressive range of up to 213 miles.
Being the smaller of the two electric vans on offer, the eDeliver 3 is designed to maximise payload and performance. The van itself is designed using a combination of lightweight materials, including aluminium and polymer.
In terms of comfort and convenience, the eDeliver 3 has a selection of home comforts that would put a smile on any driver’s face. There’s air conditioning, a reversing camera, bluetooth and two different driving modes, but what really sets this van apart is the safety features.
There’s all the basics that you would hope to find such as automatic headlights, rear parking sensors and seat belt locking reminders. Plus, a bit more! As standard the eDeliver 3 vans come with cruise control, power assisted steering and rear leaf spring suspension.
The MAXUS eDeliver 3 also comes with some great storage systems that help keep the cab neat and organised. In addition to the glovebox, there are storage areas in the door pockets to keep things close to hand. Meanwhile, larger items can be stored under the seats!
MAXUS eDeliver 9
As a big sibling to the eDeliver 3, the MAXUS eDeliver 9 is designed with more space and range! As the larger of the two vans, the eDeliver 9 can be fitted with a 51.5kWh, 72kWh or 88.5kWh battery. This offers drivers a WLTP range of up to 219 miles. Plus, this pure electric van can be charged from 5% to 80% in just 40 minutes. This makes it a perfect choice for eco-conscious businesses.
Of course, it comes with everything the smaller eDeliver 3 does. But there’s also some better tech and safety features on the MAXUS eDeliver 9. This includes lane assist systems, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and tyre pressure monitoring systems.
There’s also a bigger and better range of home comforts in the larger MAXUS van. The eDeliver 9 comes with a 10-inch touchscreen and a guide assisted reversing camera. The eDeliver 9 has similar storage options to the eDeliver 3 with a large glovebox, door pockets and under seat storage. However, in the eDeliver 9 there’s the added bonus of folding the seat back which reveals two more cup holders and a handy tablet holder.
In terms of cargo space, the eDeliver 9 has much more to offer than the eDeliver 3. At the side of the van, there’s a sliding door which makes accessing inside of the van much easier. At the rear, drivers will find two wing doors which open up to 11m3 of storage space.
Vans at EVision Electric Vehicles
At EVision, we’ve already ordered the MAXUS eDeliver 9 which should be arriving soon, but let us know if you’d also like to be able to hire the eDeliver 3 electric van! Otherwise, we have a few other brilliant all-electric van options available, including the Vauxhall Vivaro-e and Combo-e and the Renault Kangoo.
You can find all of our available electric vehicles here, or contact our team of EV experts via email@example.com for more information. To find out more about hiring an electric van, please give us a call on 01634 914 063.
* All information correct as of 13/06/2022.