The All-Electric Maxus e Deliver 3 Panel Van: The Complete Guide For The UK

Maxus e Deliver 3
Price: £34,000
Type of electric vehicle: Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body type: Panel Van
Battery size: 35 kWh/ 52.5 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 99 - 151 miles
Tailpipe emissions: 0g (CO2/km)

Overview


SAIC Motor Corp Ltd, the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), is the largest automotive group in China, and is headquartered in Shanghai. SAIC manufactures over 7 million vehicles a year, for both the domestic and international markets. It is a Fortune Global 100 company and markets leading brands, to include: MG, Wuling, Baojun, Maxus, Roewe and Feifan.

Maxus (formerly LDV) was acquired by SAIC in 2010. The automotive behemoth has invested significantly in the development of the brand and its product portfolio since the acquisition. Maxus currently has the following electric vans in its portfolio:



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Maxus e Deliver 3 Panel Van


The Maxus e Deliver 3 panel van is available in two EV battery sizes: 35 kWh and 52.5 kWh. The manufacturer claims an electric range up to 99 miles (WLTP) for the smaller 35 kWh EV battery and a range up to 151 miles (WLTP) for the 52.5 kWh EV battery.

Of course, the real-world electric range will be lower, impacted by a number of factors, to include: payload, driving profile, speed, weather conditions, temperature, onboard services used etc. Expect a real-world e-range closer to 80 miles for the 35 kWh EV battery and 130 miles for the 52.5 kWh variant. Without doubt both EV battery sizes offer a useful and practical zero-emission electric range, in particular, for last-mile deliveries.

The manufacturer offers DC charging up to 50 kW DC. At 50 kW DC, the pure electric van can can be charged up to 80% in 45 minutes. Given the size of the onboard EV battery, a charging speed up to 50 kW DC is appropriate. In general, we at e-zoomed recommend never letting the EV battery charge fall below 10%. So best to plan the journey, such that there is always sufficient charge in the battery.

Maxus offers single-phase AC (7.4 kW) onboard charging compatibility. Which is indeed a pity, as most commercial premises in the UK have three-phase power supply (3-phase EV charging is substantially faster compared to 1-phase EV charging!). In any case, using a dedicated single-phase (7.4 kW) EV charger, like easee, the 35 kWh EV battery can be fully charged in 6 hours. The 52.5 kWh will take up to 8 hours to achieve 100% charge. Though the e-van can be charged using a standard 3-PIN domestic plug, we at e-zoomed discourage using a domestic plug to charge an electric vehicle.

In any case, we at e-zoomed encourage a ‘topping up’ approach to charging an electric vehicle (EV). This is beneficial for the long-term maintenance of the onboard EV battery and of course, EV charging times are shorter. Maxus offers a 8 years or 100,000 miles warranty for the EV battery.

The e Deliver 3 panel van is available in one length (4555mm). The electric van offers up to 4.8 m3 cargo volume, with a payload up to 945 kg. The EV offers 2 seats. The manufacturer also offers a host of driving aids and technology, to include: electronic stability control, reversing camera, rear parking sensors, Touch Screen 7 inch, daytime running lamp, cruise control and more!

In terms of performance, the Maxus e Deliver 3 panel van delivers a maximum 255 Nm torque. The top speed is 75 mph. The EV can achieve 0-62 mph in 12 seconds. The electric van also incorporates regenerative braking to improve the efficiency of the EV and increase the electric range. The EV offers three driving modes.

The Maxus e Deliver 3 panel is eligible for the UK government plug-in van grant for the ‘small vans’ category. These vehicles are less than 2,500 kilograms (kg) gross vehicle weight, have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 96km (60 miles) zero-emission. The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for small vans, up to a maximum of £2,500.

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PROS CONS
Decent electric range Single-phase AC onboard charger
Available in two EV battery sizes Interior cabin quality not as nice as some alternatives
50 kW DC rapid charging as standard Choice of other electric vans

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The All-Electric Maxus e Deliver 3 Panel Van (credit: Maxus)


At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body Type:Panel Van
Plug-In Van Grant (PiVG):Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Variants (Multiple – Starting From)
Maxus e Deliver 3 (from £34,000)

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in two battery sizes: 35 kWh/ 52.5 kWh
Charging:50 kW DC Rapid Charging (10%-80%: 45 mins). Onboard charger 7.4 kW AC (0%-100%: 6 hrs – 8 hrs)
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type: Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging DC (50 kW+):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Ultra rapid charging DC (150 kW+):0-80% : 20 mins to 40 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Tesla Supercharger (120 kW – 250 kW):0-80%: up to 25 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

Dimensions
Height (mm):1895
Width (mm):1780
Length (mm):4555
Wheelbase (mm):2910
Turning Radius (m):5.87
Cargo Volume (m3):4.8
Payload (kg):865 – 945

e Deliver 3: 35 kWh
EV Battery Capacity:35 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):99 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100 km):24.36
Charging: 50 kW DC Rapid Charging (10%-80%: 45 mins). Onboard charger 7.4 kW AC (0%-100%: 6 hrs)
Top Speed:75 mph
0-62 mph:11 seconds
Drive: Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
Max Power (hp):N/A
Torque (Nm): 255
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:2
Towing Capacity/ Braked (kg):1,200
Gross Vehicle Weight (kg):2,310
Colours:3
NCAP Safety Rating:N/A

e Deliver 3: 52.5 kWh
EV Battery Capacity:52.5 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):151 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100 km):23.63
Charging: 50 kW DC Rapid Charging (10%-80%: 45 mins). Onboard charger 7.4 kW AC (0%-100%: 8 hrs)
Top Speed:75 mph
0-62 mph:12 seconds
Drive: Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
Max Power (hp):N/A
Torque (Nm): 255
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:2
Towing Capacity/ Braked (kg):1,090
Gross Vehicle Weight (kg):2,500
Colours:3
NCAP Safety Rating:N/A

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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