Introducing the eDeliver 7: Maxus’ Latest All-Electric Van 

Maxus, the commercial vehicle arm of China’s largest car-maker, SAIC, and Commercial Vehicle Sector Lead for World EV Day, has introduced its latest all-electric van, the eDeliver 7. 

This is Maxus’ third electric vehicle (EV) transporter, following the eDeliver 3 and eDeliver 9, and will come in two length and height variants. The eDeliver 7 is expected to compete in the 3.5-tonne class, placing it between Maxus’ existing models. 

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Two battery options will be available for the eDeliver 7 in the British market, with 77 and 88 kWh usable capacity. This translates to a fantastic WLTP range of up to 315 kilometres. By comparison, the larger eDeliver 9 offers battery packs with 52 kWh, 72 kWh, and 88.5 kWh, while the smaller eDeliver 3 has a 50 kWh battery. 

Maxus plans to release pricing information for the eDeliver 7 in June and open order books in August. The first deliveries in the UK are slated for December 2023, and it remains to be seen whether the eDeliver 7 will be available in continental Europe. 

However, it is expected that the price will fall between that of the eDeliver 3 (£30,000) and the eDeliver 9 (£63,000). With the eDeliver 7’s top speed of 120 km/h, and a competitive price bracket, this EV transporter could be a very intriguing proposition for fleets across the continent.

The Ford Transit has been the most popular internal combustion engine (ICE) van for decades. As of 2021, there were over 1 million registered Transit vans in the UK. As we make the switch to EV in 2030, an all-purpose, all-electric van will be essential to global logistics. 

Maxus are throwing their hat in the ring alongside the much anticipated Volkswagen ID. Buzz, but can the eDeliver 7’s impressive range, and competitive pricing and customisation options give this electric van the edge it needs?

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