Maxus — once upon a time LDV but long since bought by Chinese SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corporation) — is about to announce two new electric vans for the Irish and UK markets, and will pull the covers off them at the Commercial Vehicle show in the NEC, Birmingham.
Maxus says that its stand at the show will feature only fully-electric models, and that there will be 12 vehicles on display. Those will include an e-DELIVER 9 panel van, dropside and minibus, as well as featuring the e-DELIVER 3 sports model panel van, tipper, specialist conversion van and milk float.
Two new vehicles
Mark Barrett, General Manager of Harris Maxus said: “The CV Show is always a highlight on the calendar for Maxus, but this year we are planning to go bigger than ever before. Extending our range beyond LCVs, we will be unveiling two new vehicles to the market, which we are confident will attract interest beyond the commercial market. This is a big moment for Maxus so make sure to stop by our stand because you won’t want to miss it. This year we are also bringing our largest fleet of EVs to the CV Show with 12 of our most innovative zero-emission vehicles making the journey to the NEC Birmingham."
Incentives in the UK
“Our stand will be fully electric for the second year running. EV experts from Maxus and our wider dealership network will be available to CV show visitors to answer any questions related to electric motoring. So, for anyone considering making the switch to electric, this is a golden opportunity to get up close not only with the Maxus EV range, but those who can offer advice and insight.”
Maxus has also announced a major incentives programme — worth £30-million in total — to give significant discounts to those looking to buy an electric van. The discounts are worth as much as £15,000 per vehicle in the UK, but apparently will not be extended to Ireland.