Maxus UK & Ireland’s commitment to developing game-changing zero emission electric vehicles with the payload and driveability of diesel equivalents has seen it win a prestigious national award for zero emissions vehicles. Judges praised the way it continues to push the boundaries following the success of the EV80 last year with the Maxus eDELIVER 3, aimed at the smaller van market. The Maxus eDELIVER 3 is the first vehicle in the EV range that will only come as a zero-emission fully electric vehicle.
The Maxus range is manufactured by SAIC, the largest automotive company in China, and distributed by the Harris Group in the UK and Ireland.
Business fleets using the vans include such names as IKEA, Royal Mail, Northern Gas Networks, National Grid, Nottingham City Council and Wilson James.
Last year, doorstep delivery service Milk & More became one of the largest operators of electric vehicles in the UK following a significant investment in Maxus’ flagship EV, the EV80 milk float, of which there are almost 160 on the roads with more on order.
Maxus offers finance over six years and will work with customers to conduct a feasibility study on the whole-life cost of their EV fleet to help them make the switch to EV with confidence.
Judges sang the praises of the Maxus range. One commented: “Maxus has been a serious player in this market now for some years, and broadening the range emphasises its commitment to this sector. New product introductions are allowing it to look fresh and up for market challenges.”
Bill Laidlaw, SAIC Maxus UK sales manager, said: "Electric vehicles are the future and our ambition is to fill the country with them and move it forward. We’re the people with a real life 3.5 tonne panel van and chassis cab that will do 100 miles in any weather so we’re leading the game at the moment. That’s why we won the award – because the van does what it says."