New all-electric Maxus eDeliver 7 unveiled
Maxus has unveiled the eDeliver 7, its newest all-electric commercial offering for right-hand drive markets.
Pitted as a medium-sized eLCV, the eDeliver 7 will bridge the gap between Maxus’ current eLCV offerings, the smaller eDeliver 3 and big brother, the eDeliver 9.
Pricing for the eDeliver 7 will be announced in June with orders then being taken from this August.
The latest Maxus eVan promises a considerable range, clocking up to 365km (WLTP combined) on a single charge (88kWh battery). There will also be a second battery option (77kWh) to choose from.
Available in three size configurations, with a payload of up to 1,200kg (depend on which version and battery), the eDeliver 7 features a 150kW /330Nm high power, low energy motor with an acceleration time of 0-100km in 11 seconds.
The base model L1 H1 Cargo Van cargo volume of 5.9m3, with the longer wheelbase version (similar height roof) featuring a volume of 6.7m3. The long wheel base higher roof version extends the cargo volume up to 8.7m3.
The eDeliver 7 offers DC + AC dual charging modes, with the former promising a 43 minutes charge time for an 80 per cent battery charge.
The eDeliver 7 has three driving modes, ‘Eco’, ‘Normal’ and ‘Power’ and a one-touch start.
Safety features include blind spot detection, lane change assist, AEBS (autonomous emergency braking system), fatigue driving monitoring, plus front and rear parking sensors and 360 degree cameras.
A 12.3 inch touch screen infotainment system is also included as standard with Apple Carplay & Android Auto available.
Speaking at the launch of the eDeliver 7 in Birmingham, Mark Barrett, director of Harris Maxus said: “The CV Show is a key date in the Maxus calendar. In 2016 we launched our first all-electric commercial vehicle, the EV80, at CV Show.
“Today marks our fourth vehicle launch at the NEC Birmingham, and our sixth EV vehicle launch in just seven years. In that time, we have positioned ourselves as a market leader when it comes to electric vehicles and the eDeliver 7 builds on our EV range, securing our position in this regard.”
He added: “Our electric vans have proven popular with businesses in the delivery, pharma and grocery/retail sectors, as well as being the number one choice for many local councils that are looking to switch to electric.
“Our latest addition is pitched at those who need more payload capacity than the eDeliver 3, but who may not need the full-size capabilities of our eDeliver 9.”