In addition to the Maxus Deliver 9 launch, the company has also revealed details of the eDeliver 3 electric van.
The Maxus eDeliver 3 is a fully electric small van of zero emissions with a range of up to 150 miles (combined WLTP) on a single charge of its 52.5kWh battery.
Replacing the LDV/Maxus EV80, it is the first vehicle by Maxus that is only available as a fully electric model with no other power train options.
The Maxus eDeliver 3 is available in three variants with two wheelbase options: a short wheelbase (SWB) panel van (4,555mm long x 1,780mm wide x 1,895mm high), a long wheelbase (LWB) panel van (5,145mm long x 1,780mm wide x 1,900mm high) and a long wheelbase platform chassis. The floor height is 1,330mm and the wheelbase is 2,910mm for the SWB and 3,285mm for the LWB version.
Powered by a 121hp electric motor, the van can accelerate from 0-62mph in 11 seconds. Charging the lithium-ion battery – which is available in two variants, 35kWh and 52.5kWh – takes 45 minutes (DC) 0-80% and 80 minutes to 100%. The van can also be charged using slower AC charge points, for example at depots.
The load compartment is 1,665mm wide, while the short wheelbase model offers 4.8m2 of cargo space, while the long wheelbase variant offers 6.3m2.
Prices start from £30,000+VAT (£22,800+VAT with UK government electric vehicle grant). The eDeliver 3 is available to order now for July delivery in the short wheelbase; the platform chassis will be available in Q3 2020 and the long wheelbase panel van will be available in Q4 2020.
Mark Barrett, GM of Harris Automotive Distributors UC (Maxus/LDV), commented: “2020 has heralded the start of a new era in which we can offer our customers even more variety in terms of zero emission commercial vehicles. The e Deliver 3 marks our entrance into the small commercial vehicle market and is the first van in the Maxus portfolio that will not offer a diesel engine alternative.”