The electric propulsion system is purportedly derived from the eDeliver 9. Even in the more diminutive model, the power plant specifies a peak power output of 150 kW (204 hp) and a maximum torque of 330 Newton meters. The net capacity of the 77 kWh battery is expected to confer a range of 315 kilometers, based on the power consumption of 26.1 kWh per 100 kilometers under the WLTP standard.
When equipped with “Express” insignia on its cargo hold, the Chinese automaker’s vehicle can accelerate from a stationary position to 100 km/h in 11.5 seconds. The top speed is 120 km/h, but for increased efficiency in Eco-driving mode, it is restricted to 90 km/h.
The Maxus eDeliver 7 features a contemporary exterior design. The sloping front of the van with a payload capacity of 1,135 kilograms showcases a honeycomb structure that serves as both an air inlet and an aesthetically pleasing detail.
Currently, there is no precise information available regarding the release date and pricing of the electric delivery van in Germany. The smaller eDeliver3, equipped with a 50 kWh battery, begins at EUR 37,990 (exclusive of VAT), while the eDeliver 9, with its 52 kWh battery, carries a net price of EUR 56,490 (also exclusive of VAT).
Maxus is evolving into a comprehensive supplier of commercial vehicles. The Chinese brand has introduced a third novelty, the eDeliver 7, after the T90 EV pick-up and the MIFA 9. This electric panel van, boasting a load capacity of approximately one ton, rounds out the automaker’s portfolio.
Is the commercial vehicle market expecting a novel contender to challenge the supremacy of the Mercedes Vito and VW T6.1? The Maxus eDeliver 7, an electric panel van with a one-ton payload, has emerged as the latest addition to the expanding Maxus model range.
Maxus, a commercial vehicle marque of Chinese origin, is a constituent of the state-owned SAIC Group and has previously introduced the T90 EV pick-up and MIFA 9 van. The eDeliver 7 electric box van will be joining this lineup later this year, with the British importer disseminating particulars on this intermediate model that bridges the eDeliver 3 and the larger eDeliver 9.
Based on the available data, the eDeliver 7 will debut as an elongated wheelbase body variant (L2H1), extending to 5.36 meters in length and towering at 2.03 meters. It is pertinent to note that with a height of 1.99 meters, the panel van can conveniently fit into most multi-story and underground car parks. With regards to capacity, the van can transport up to 6,700 liters of cargo and tow trailers weighing up to 1,500 kilograms.
Equipped with an 88-kilowatt-hour battery, the eDeliver 7 showcases an impressive 226-mile range on the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), with an additional option of a smaller 77kWh battery. The vehicle is propelled by a 201 brake horsepower electric motor, capable of delivering 330 Newton meters of torque, and its power is transmitted to the front wheels. An acceleration of 0-62 miles per hour can be achieved in precisely 11 seconds.
The charging system is compatible with both Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC) sources, and although the highest charging rate has yet to be established, Maxus asserts that the battery can attain 80 percent of its capacity in only 43 minutes.
Consumers will be provided with a selection of three-panel van body dimensions, with the L1H1 configuration accommodating 5.9 cubic meters of cargo volume, the lengthier wheelbase L2H1 presenting 6.7 cubic meters of capacity, and the high-roofed L2H2 model delivering a remarkable 8.7 cubic meters. The wheelbases of the L1 and L2 measure 3,000 millimeters and 3,366 millimeters, respectively, with payloads of up to 1.2 tonnes available for transport.
Internally, the cabin boasts a triadic seating arrangement, while the Mifa 9’s lavish electric MPV 12.3-inch touchscreen display is incorporated as standard. This display, in addition to Maxus’s proprietary software, also integrates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
At the eDeliver 7’s inauguration, Harris Maxus’s Director, Mark Barrett, declared, “Today denotes our fourth vehicle unveiling at the CV Show and our sixth electric vehicle rollout in only seven years. In this duration, we have established ourselves as a foremost contender in the electric vehicle domain, and the eDeliver 7 expands our EV portfolio.
“Our electric delivery vehicles have already garnered popularity among businesses in the logistics, pharmaceutical, and grocery/retail sectors, and have been the first preference for various local councils that are transitioning to electric vehicles. Our latest introduction targets those requiring higher payload capacity than the eDeliver 3, but who may not require the full-size abilities of our eDeliver 9.”
Pricing for the Maxus eDeliver 7 will be disclosed in June, with the expectation of it falling between the present eDeliver 3 and the larger eDeliver 9. Initial deliveries are predicted to commence in August.