Maxus, a brand of SAIC Mobility Europe, has commenced delivery of its zero emission EV80 vans in Europe. (Earlier post.) Maske Fleet is among the first leasing companies to offer the fully electric large panel van to fleet customers, with the German operator recently delivering a fleet of EV80 vans to a Hamburg-based courier service.
The Maxus EV80 van is the only fully electric van in its class on European roads, with initial deliveries to customers in Germany and Austria. Other Europe markets will follow soon, as Maxus accelerates its Europe-wide growth plans, with developments in Benelux, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, France and Spain due to be revealed shortly.
Ahead of its full Europe-wide launch in 2019, Maxus is establishing partnerships with large organizations and major fleet operators that are looking to reduce their fleet emissions and vehicle operating costs.
The Maxus EV80 is available as a panel van and a chassis cab. The panel van features a cargo area length of 3,300 mm, width of 1,770 mm and height of 1,710 mm, resulting in a total volume of 10.2 m3, accessible through wide-opening rear and side doors. The maximum payload capacity is 950 kg. The chassis cab is similarly competitive in its capabilities and offers a maximum towing mass of 750 kg.
The EV80 vans have a range up to 200 km (124 miles) and a charging time of two hours. Both models offer competitive levels of standard specifications, and depending on variant, feature rear parking sensors, air conditioning and heated, electrically adjustable side mirrors.