A new electric commercial vehicle from MAXUS is coming to town: the MAXUS eDELIVER 9, and it’s set to be the next big thing in greener transport options.
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 eDELIVER 9 is launching hot on the heels of the eDELIVER 3, which launched this summer and was revealed at the time as the first fully electric vehicle under the MAXUS moniker.
Let’s get to the good stuff. The eDELIVER 9 has it all and more when it comes to offering the customer an intelligent driving experience with several variants from which to choose, all equipped with the latest technology and at incredible value:
Pinned as a cutting-edge electric LCV built to last, the eDELIVER 9 offers outstanding performance, high efficiency and superb reliability in all conditions. It truly is the future of green motoring without sacrificing on spec.
The MAXUS eDELIVER 9 is a fully electric van of zero emissions with two size options and a remarkable range, clocking up to 353kms on a single charge and operating with a high power 150KW low energy motor. The vehicle comes with three battery options from which to choose – 51.5Kwh, 72Kwh and 88.55 Kwh (LH) with various battery cooling methods which reduce charging time (DC 45mins (5%-80%), as well as extending battery life and increases the operating range.
High Power Low Energy Motor
Rated power / Peak power: 70/150KW
DC mode: 45 minutes can charge 80% of electricity
AC mode: 5 hours
The width of the compartment is 2062mm.
Dims (mm): 5546×2062×2525 MH
Cargo volume: 11.0 cubic metres (long wheelbase)
9.7 MH (Medium wheelbase)
The new model will be rated at 3500kgs and optional 4050kgs with payloads of up to 1,700kg/51.5kWh.
With a 203ps/350Nm electric motor, the latest model from the MAXUS stable will pack a lot of punch – without the emissions.
MAXUS offers a number variants in the eDELIVER 9 range including 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 for the eDELIVER 9 start from €68,510 ex. VAT with the approval of a government electric vehicle grant, making it one of the best value large size all-electric vans on the market. The eDELIVER 9 is available to order now for deliveries from January 2021.
Mark Barrett, GM 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% electric.”
The evolution of MAXUS’ electric vehicle range
With the launch of the eDELIVER 3 this summer, there was even more choice for businesses looking to invest in a green fleet. And now, the eDELIVER 9 is the perfect option for those looking to make the switch to electric, but in need of additional space and more battery pack options. It’s the next gamechanger.
The name behind MAXUS
Innovative, thought-leading and future-focused, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) is the name behind MAXUS and is the largest automotive company in China. Based in Shanghai, SAIC produces almost seven million vehicles each year for both domestic and international markets and is a Fortune Global 500 listed company of almost 100,000 employees.
MAXUS is distributed across seven right-hand drive territories by Harris Maxus, a member of the Harris Group of Companies, one of the most respected and long-standing automotive companies in Ireland.
SAIC has several well-known brands within its portfolio including, since 2010, the acclaimed MAXUS range of LCV’s. SAIC has invested more than €2billion in this brand, with a strong focus on safety, innovation and the introduction of new products to the range, including a suite of EVs that are already setting the standard for the future of eco-fuelled commercial motoring. The eDELIVER 9 is the latest addition to this ever-growing suite.
Why go electric now?
Experts estimate that there will be 140 million electric vehicles on the road globally by the end of the decade as a direct result of governments signing the 2030 Paris Climate Agreement.
This means that in the next ten years, combustion engines will be phased out and everyone – businesses included – will have to think practically and seriously about greener transport options. The eDELIVER 9 is a serious contender and offers among the best value out there for businesses looking to make the switch.
Today, the Harris Group represents the MAXUS brand in a total of seven territories: the UK, Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Malta and Cyprus. There are over 55 dealers in all territories.