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MAXUS E DELIVER 3 L1 ELECTRIC

90kW H1 Van 52.5kWh Auto

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Maxus wants to convince your business to switch to all-electric power with this compact model, the e Deliver 3. Jonathan Crouch checks out what's on offer.

Background

If the motor industry is serious about reducing smog in our cities, it needs to put as much effort into electrification in vans as in cars. Particularly when it comes to the more compact LCVs that account for most sales. With many of the established van brands proving slow off the mark in this regard, it's been left to a segment newcomer, Chinese maker Maxus, to show what can be done with this model, the e Deliver 3. Prior to the launch of this van, the Renault Nissan Alliance had had the full-electric compact van market to itself with two battery-powered LCVs, the Renault Kangoo Z.E. and the Nissan e-NV200. The Maxus e Deliver 3 easily undercuts both on price and specification. But can it offer other attributes strong enough to justify business customers committing to an unknown mark in this segment?

Driving Experience

There's a choice of electric powertrains with the e Deliver 3, either a 35kWh package or an uprated 52.5kWh battery pack. Rest to 62mph takes between 11 and 13 seconds depending on the variant you choose and the modest top speed is 75mph. More importantly, all variants have 255Nm of pulling power, so there's plenty of mid-range grunt should you need to dart into a gap in the traffic. You'll want to know about driving range. The entry-level 35kWh variant has a maximum claimed WLTP-rated range of 98 miles, though this figure drops to 93 miles for the long wheelbase model. The larger capacity 52.5kWh battery improves these readings to 150 miles with a short wheelbase version and 142 miles for the longer wheelbase model. Maxus says that the 35kWh battery pack can be fully recharged in 6 hours using a standard AC charging station, with the bigger 52.5kWh unit taking 8 hours using the same kind of charger. When plugged into a DC fast charger - if you can find one - both powerpacks should be able to recharge to 80% in about 45 minutes.

Design and Build

The e Deliver 3 has a squat solid look, with chunky styling and a rather interesting V-shaped crease that spears forward into an arrow shape across the front doors. At the front, blue trimming across the blanked-off grille designates this as an all-electric LCV and large headlights smear back into the front wings. You won't be expecting tactile plastics around the cabin - and you don't get them, but it feels modern enough behind the wheel and the driver's seat is actually quite comfortable, with plenty of adjustment. Everything seems built to last - this feels like a cabin that could withstand the rigours of a hard working life. The fascia is dominated by an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment screen which can support 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring. There's a multi-function steering wheel with rake adjustment and, unusually for a van, you get a passenger airbag as standard.

Market and Model

From launch, prices for the e Deliver 3 were pitched from £30,000 excluding VAT, but that falls to £22,800 once the approved UK government electric vehicle grant has been subtracted from the asking price, making this one of the best value all electric vans on the market. It significantly undercuts its two main rivals, the Renault Kangoo Z.E. and the Nissan e-NV200. The e Deliver 3 is available in three body styles: a short wheelbase panel van, a long wheelbase panel van and a platform chassis. There are two battery output options, either 35kWh or 52.5kWh. Whichever e Deliver 3 model you choose, it'll come with plenty of equipment. You can tick off electric windows and immobiliser, a multifunction steering wheel, rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, electric windows and powered mirrors. There's also an 8-inch centre-dash screen with 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring. Plus as you'd expect, there's a driver's airbag - and a front passenger airbag too. And a stainless steel cargo area floor, plus ESC stability control and the usual assistance for braking and traction control.

Practicalities and Costs

A practical load area is fundamental in any LCV and the e Deliver 3 meets the class standard in this regard. It features a heavy-duty bulkhead and rear doors that open wide for easy loading. Let's get to the figures. With the panel van variants, the width of the load compartment is 1,665mm, narrowing to 1,220mm between the wheel arches. The short wheelbase van can offer 4.8.3m?? of capacity, while the long wheelbase version has 6.3m??. In both cases, the floor height is 1330mm. The cargo area length is 2,180mm in the short wheelbase variant - or 2,770mm in the long wheelbase model. Payloads vary between 865kgs and 905kgs for the short wheelbase variant and between 990kgs and 1,020kgs for the long wheelbase version. The sliding door width is 710mm and the sliding door height is 1,230mm. The e Deliver 3 can tow up to 500kg and take up to 75kg on its roof in short wheelbase form - or 100kgs on its roof in long wheelbase guise. All Maxus vehicles come with a five year warranty or 125,000 miles of cover and include five years roadside assistance cover as standard.

Summary

It's certainly getting easier to make the switch to a full-EV vehicle. And Maxus has lowered the price point for entry into the BEV van sector with this e Deliver 3 and offers a high value package that many businesses won't take the trouble to check out. Those that do should find lots to like here. We'd ideally like to have seen a longer operating range - but that will come as battery technology improves. For the time being, what's on offer should meet the needs of most urban-based businesses that feel the need for a full-electric van. There's pretty much everything you need here - and not much you don't. As always with Maxus.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeElectric
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency0.00mpg
Top Speed
Top Speed75mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • 2 Driver mode
  • 3 energy recovery modes
  • Apple Carplay and QDLink
  • Automatic power failure collision
  • Cruise control
  • Electric power steering
  • Infotainment system
  • Mobile phone mapping
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Reverse camera
  • TPMS (Tyre pressure monitoring system)

Entertainment

  • 7" touchscreen
  • Radio with MP3 player
  • USB port and mini jack port

Exterior Features

  • 180 degree opening rear cargo doors with no glass
  • 60/40 split doors
  • Automatic off headlights
  • Body colour front bumpers
  • Crystal diamond headlights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Electric adjustment of outside mirror
  • Electric front windows
  • Nature colour rear bumper
  • Single slide door

Interior Features

  • 12V socket
  • 2 direction adjustable steering wheel (up/down)
  • 4 direction adjustable driver's seat (Front/back, seat up/down)
  • 6 cargo area floor strapping rings
  • Cargo area partition without glass
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Front cup holders
  • Front manual air conditioning
  • Handbrake
  • Multi function steering wheel
  • Rake adjustable steering wheel
  • Side wall full coverage
  • Stainless steel cargo area floor
  • Storage compartments in front doors
  • Storage space under bench seat
  • Storage under front seats

Safety

  • Driver seatbelt lock reminder
  • Drivers airbag
  • Front passenger airbag
  • Passenger seat safety belt untied alarm
  • Reversing image
  • Reversing radar

Security

  • Central locking
  • Foldable remote control key - 1 pieces
  • Immobiliser
  • Intelligent anti theft security system
  • Speed sensitive automatic lock

Technical

  • EBA
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Front and rear ventilated discs
  • Front McPherson independent suspension
  • Leaf spring rear suspension
  • PTO - Interface
  • Speed limiter
  • Ternary polymer lithium battery

Wheels

  • 15" steel wheels

Technical Data

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    52.5
  • Battery Charge Type 1 kW
    11
  • Battery Charge Type 1 Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Type 1 Time (Minutes)
    480
  • Battery Charge Type 2 kW
    50
  • Battery Charge Type 2 Percentage
    5-80
  • Battery Charge Type 2 Time (Minutes)
    45
  • Battery Charge Type 3 kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Type 3 Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Type 3 Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Type 4 kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Type 4 Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Type 4 Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years
    8
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb
    23.6
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb
    2.6
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City
    344
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb
    243
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City
    213
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb
    151

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    Not Available
  • CO2
    0
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    Not Available
  • NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

  • Automatic Transmission
    Yes
  • Bore
    Not Available
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Not Available
  • CC
    1
  • Compression Ratio
    Not Available
  • Cooling System
    Not Available
  • Cylinder Layout
    Not Available
  • Cylinders
    Not Available
  • Engine Codes
    Not Available
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Engine Make
    Not Available
  • Fuel Delivery
    Not Available
  • Fuel Type
    ELECTRIC
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Manual Transmission
    No
  • Number of Valves
    Not Available
  • Stroke
    Not Available
  • Valve gear
    Not Available

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC
    Not Available
  • EC Combined
    Not Available
  • EC Extra Urban
    Not Available
  • EC Urban
    Not Available

General

  • Alternator Amps
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicles safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    0.0
  • Badge Power
    122
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Battery AH
    Not Available
  • Battery Volts
    Not Available
  • Chassis Engine Number
    Not Available
  • Clutch
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Not Available
  • Coin Gross Vehicle Weight Code
    Not Available
  • Coin Power Output Code
    Not Available
  • Coin Series
    Not Available
  • Coin Wheelbase Description Code
    Not Available
  • Coin Wheelbase Name Code
    Not Available
  • Exhaust System
    Not Available
  • Front Brakes
    VENTILATED DISCS
  • Front Suspension
    MCPHERSON STRUT
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes
    No
  • Hand Brake
    Not Available
  • Insurance Group 1
    Not Available
  • Insurance Group 2
    Not Available
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    10
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Rear Brakes
    VENTILATED DISCS
  • Rear Suspension
    LEAF SPRINGS
  • Running Cost League Headings
    Not Available
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    24
  • Service Interval Mileage
    18000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    5
  • Steering
    PAS
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    N1
  • Vin/Frame No.
    Not Available

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    12
  • BHP
    122
  • Engine Power KW
    90
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT
    188
  • Engine Torque MKG
    26
  • Engine Torque NM
    255
  • Top Speed
    75

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    No
  • Automatic Clutch
    No
  • Plated 3rd Axle
    Not Available
  • Plated 4th Axle
    Not Available
  • Tyre Make
    Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front
    185/65 R15
  • Tyre Size Rear
    185/65 R15
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    15" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Front Overhang
    780
  • Height
    1895
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4555
  • Load Height
    1330
  • Load Length
    2180
  • Load Space Width Between Wheel Arches
    1220
  • Load Width
    1665
  • Rear Overhang
    865
  • Side Load Door Height
    1230
  • Side Load Door Width
    710
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.74
  • Upper Rear Door Width
    Not Available
  • Wheelbase
    2910
  • Width (excluding mirrors)
    1780

Weight and Capacities

  • Boot Capacity Saloons
    Not Available
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    Not Available
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2460
  • Load Space Volume
    4.8
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Removed
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Up
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Down
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Removed
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Up
    Not Available
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1090
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1555
  • No. of Seats
    2
  • Payload
    905
  • Plated 2nd Axle
    1460
  • Plated Front Axle
    1170
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Customer Reviews

   
Julie Judge

Julie Judge

"Excellent Service I would definitely recommend. Scott and Holly have been outstanding. Thank you so much I love my new car!!."

"a week ago"

Sean Annells

Sean Annells

"First class service from start to finish. Great communication and very competitive on pricing. Always wanted to help and nothing was to much trouble. Tom always replied to my emails as soon as he could and always went the extra mile to answer my questions. Would definitely recommend Silverstone Fleet to anyone."

"3 months ago"

Jen Lamplough

Jen Lamplough

"Excellent friendly, advice when helping me to choose a new electric vehicle. Customer service has been great thank you :)"

"a week ago"

Sonia Smyth

Sonia Smyth

"Very professional service, great communication from start to finish. I would highly recommend."

"a week ago"

Craig Ablett

Craig Ablett

"The whole team at SFM have been great from start to finish! Aby talked me through lots of options before I finally made a choice and ordered. Holly has kept me updated through out and been on hand to answer any questions I have had. Scott also spent time with me and rid me of my range anxiety going across to a full EV. I would highly recommend getting in touch with SFM for any of your car needs."

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