Maxus Debuts eDeliver 5 Electric Van With 208 Mile Range and £34,000 Price Tag • Professional Download

Maxus eDeliver 5 2024 Professional Van

Maxus has unveiled its new eDeliver 5 electric van at this year's Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. As the name suggests, it is larger than the compact eDeliver 3 but smaller than the eDeliver 7 and larger eDeliver 9 vans.

The pre-reveal slogan “BUZZ is good, but it's time to DELIVER” clearly indicates Maxus' target customer, the eDeliver 5 with a passing resemblance to the Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo.

Power comes from a 163hp electric motor that produces 240Nm of torque. Power is provided by a 64kWh battery pack, according to the WLTP test, which is enough to give the eDeliver 5 a range of up to 208 miles, with 300 miles promised in urban conditions.

The Maxus eDeliver 5 measures 4,800mm in length and 1,874mm in width, with two roof height options that leave the van standing at 1,960 or 2,180mm in length. With the low roof option, the eDeliver 5 will be able to navigate most car parks or areas with height restrictions while squeezing in 6.6m3 of cargo. That extends to 7.6m3 in the high-roof model. Both models have a load limit of 1,200kg and can tow 1,500kg.

Maxus eDeliver 5 Loading Box

That makes the van shorter and narrower than a Ford Transit Custom but capable of carrying a higher cargo capacity, with a weight ratio comparable to some models of Ford's popular LCV. It dwarfs the power of the ID Buzz, nearly doubling the cargo capacity and loading capacity of the German electric van.

Access to the cargo box is via sliding doors on each side, with two archive hatches at the rear. Snap hooks are there, as you'd expect.

The minimalist cabin is well-equipped, with a 12.3-inch infotainment screen that offers access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, with adaptive cruise control, climate control, 360-degree cameras, rear parking sensors and an interface -Alcolock.

Maxus eDeliver 5 Cabin

Maxus eDeliver 5: Price and availability

Maxus is pricing the eDeliver 5 from £34,000 plus VAT, with retailers able to take orders now. First deliveries are expected in August.

“It's been eight years since our first electric vehicle, the EV80, debuted at the CV show, marking an incredible journey of progress and innovation in the ever-changing electric vehicle landscape,” explained Mark Barrett, managing director. Harris Group franchises. “As a young brand, Maxus has quickly emerged as a trailblazer in the field of electric vehicles. And while we may be considered disruptors, our commitment to advancing EV technology remains strong.

“Since 2016, we have introduced ten of the best commercial and passenger vehicles to the UK market, eight of which are fully electric. Our latest products are another example of our e-moto market leadership and our unmatched desire to continue to build on our range.”

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