Maxus cabs (the once and former Leyland-Daf Vans) has just launched its latest all-electric delivery van, the eDeliver 9. Harris Auto is the importer for Maxus in Ireland and said:
“Despite the challenges faced in 2020, Maxus is leading the charge when it comes to environmentally friendly commercial motoring and is ending the year on a high with the announcement of its second all-electric vehicle this year, and the third for the brand.”
The all-electric eDeliver 9 has a maximum quoted one-charge range of 353km and uses a 150kW electric motor (that’s 204hp). Maxus will offer three battery options for the eDeliver 9 — 51.5kWh, 72kWh, or a full 88.5kWh, which is of course the one with that big range.
Thanks to some clever battery cooling systems, you can fast-charge those batteries from high-speed DC power from five per cent to 80 per cent power in 45 minutes.
The eDeliver 9 gets a load space that’s 2,062mm wide, 2,525mm high and either 5,546mm or 5,940mm long depending on whether you buy the standard wheelbase (MH) model or the long wheelbase (LH) version. The total load volume is 11 cubic metres for the long wheelbase and 9.7 cubic metres for the standard wheelbase.
As standard, the eDeliver 9 is rated to 3,500kg, but can optionally be rated to 4,500kg for the smallest battery model with a payload of up to 1,700kg.
From the factory, the eDeliver 9 will come in a choice of crew cab, chassis and minibus models, while a network of specialist converters can also create a bespoke van to cater for all driver and business needs including mobility, refrigeration and specialist cargo.
Prices start from €68,510 ex-VAT with deliveries starting in January. Mark Barrett, general manager of Harris Maxus, commented:
“Despite its challenges, 2020 has represented a new era for Maxus in which we can offer our customers even more variety in terms of zero emission commercial vehicles. The eDeliver 9, as the bigger, more powerful of our EVs, is the big brother to the eDeliver 3, so our Maxus family is expanding at pace with a Chassis variant to arrive in Q2 2021.
“The eDeliver 9, a complete new platform, perfectly illustrates Maxus’ focus on diversification, customisation and reputation. Everything about this van is of superior quality and showcases what we at Maxus are all about. We want to make choosing an electric vehicle as easy as possible for customers, whether they are shopping for one vehicle or an entire fleet for their business. The eDeliver 9 has it all in terms of spec, space and is 100 per cent electric.”