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Maxus E-Deliver 3

Maxus E-Deliver 3: An Electric Van That Defies Convention

When it comes to electric commercial vehicles, the Maxus E-Deliver 3 offers a compelling case for a future unfettered by fossil fuels. Unique in design and function, this electric-only van paves a different path in an increasingly crowded market. Let's delve into why the Maxus E-Deliver 3 should be high on your list for electric van leasing in the UK.

1. Who is Maxus?

If the Maxus brand doesn't ring a bell, that's because it was formerly known as LDV in the UK. Acquired by Chinese automotive giant SAIC in 2010, the brand transitioned globally to Maxus in 2020. This electric van carries that legacy forward with a unique set of features that make it stand out in the crowd.

2. Driving Range: With Unparalleled Efficiency

The Maxus E-Deliver 3 offers two battery sizes: 35kWh and 50.23kWh. According to official WLTP figures, these power packs deliver a 'combined' driving range of 99 miles and 151 miles, respectively. While this may not match the 205-mile range claimed by rivals like the Citroen e-Dispatch or the Vauxhall Vivaro-e, the E-Deliver 3 has an ace up its sleeve—exceptional efficiency.

In our testing, the Maxus has proven to be unfazed by motorway speeds or fast B-road driving. Thanks to its bespoke electric design and lightweight construction, it outperforms its heavier Stellantis-built competitors when it comes to accurate range prediction.

3. Charging and Practicality: Suited for Real-World Use

Charging the Maxus E-Deliver 3 is straightforward. Using a DC rapid charger, an 85% charge takes just 45 minutes for either battery size. If you're using a standard AC wallbox charger, expect a full charge in six to eight hours depending on the battery size. Unlike diesel vans, however, you'll need to plan your operations around these charging times, making the E-Deliver 3 most suitable for businesses with driving needs within its specified range.

When it comes to practicality, the Maxus E-Deliver 3 sits uniquely between small and medium vans. Although only the short-wheelbase L1 panel van model is currently available in the UK, it offers a reasonable 4.8 cubic metres of load space. It's a two-seater van, and while the cab may feel a bit constrained for taller drivers, it performs admirably in carrying out day-to-day business needs.

4. Comparing the Competition: How Does it Stack Up?

The main competitors for the Maxus E-Deliver 3 are the Stellantis group's electric vans, namely the Citroen e-Dispatch, Peugeot e-Expert, and the Vauxhall Vivaro-e. These vans offer larger payloads and more load space but come with their own set of disadvantages, including less accurate range predictions. The Mercedes-Benz eVito and Ford Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid are also worth considering but offer different propositions in terms of range and hybrid technology.

The Maxus E-Deliver 3 also faces competition from smaller electric vans like the Citroen e-Berlingo and the forthcoming Fiat E-Doblo. However, where it shines is in its efficiency and accurate range prediction, making it a compelling option for specific business needs.

Is Leasing a new Maxus E-Deliver 3 Worth It?

The Maxus E-Deliver 3 provides a credible and efficient electric van leasing option. Its strong points lie in its accurate range prediction, reasonable load space, and quick charging times. While it may not offer the largest payload or the longest range, it scores high in real-world efficiency and practicality.

However, it competes with some outstanding mainstream electric vans, making it a challenging choice. If you're looking for a van with fewer quirks and more conventional features, you might find the Toyota Proace Electric more to your liking. But if you want an electric van that performs reliably in terms of range and efficiency, the Maxus E-Deliver 3 is a worthy contender. For more information on Maxus E-Deliver 3 leasing options tailored to your business needs, feel free to get in touch with us.


MAXUS E DELIVER 3 E DELIVER 90kW H1 Van 50.2kWh Auto
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