MAXUS – Going the extra mile at CV Show 2021
MAXUS, which is manufactured by SAIC and distributed in the UK by Harris MAXUS, is a market leading EV brand and the one customers can trust to always go the extra mile.
Following an unavoidable hiatus in 2020, MAXUS is gearing up for CV Show 2021 where, for the first time, the brand will showcase its fleet of electric vehicles only. That’s right, stand 5D110 | Hall 5 will be a pure EV experience featuring the new platform e DELIVER 3 and its big brother, the e DELIVER 9.
As one of the few OEM manufacturers that can provide a full EV van fleet right now, regardless of size, MAXUS can and is helping organisations, businesses and individuals make that all-important switch to greener commercial motoring. And, despite the challenges of the past 16 months, 2020 heralded the start of a new era in which MAXUS can offer customers even more variety in terms of zero emission commercial vehicles.
Last year, LDV rebranded to MAXUS, aligning the UK and all other right hand drive markets with the globally recognised brand name. This was followed by the launch of two brand new platform EVs, the e DELIVER 3 and e DELIVER 9, backed by an ongoing £2 billion innovation investment by SAIC.
Both models have reaped the benefits of this investment and feature the latest in lithium battery technology and cutting-edge design.
Designed from the ground-up for electric power only, the e DELIVER 3 is a small van that can clock up to 213miles on a single charge. With a 92KW motor, there are two battery options from which to choose - 35kWh and 52.5kWH. Using a DC fast charger can top up the batteries in as little as 40 minutes. Available in a number of variants with several battery and wheelbase options, the e DELIVER 3 is a fantastically versatile vehicle that suits a wide range of business needs.
The newest variant in the e DELIVER 3 range is the long wheelbase chassis cab (52.5kWH), which will be available from Q3 2021. However, visitors to CV Show can enjoy a sneak preview of the latest in EV technology and design and check out the new chassis cab and its many high spec features.
The e DELIVER 9 has it all in terms of spec and space and it too is 100% electric. The e DELIVER 9 perfectly illustrates MAXUS’ focus on innovation, customisation and greener motoring, with no compromises. Everything about this van is of superior quality and showcases the very best in EV engineering. Available in two size options, this van offers a remarkable range, clocking up to 219 miles on a single charge and operating with a high power 150KW low energy motor. The vehicle offers three battery options - 51.5Kwh, 72Kwh and 88.55 Kwh (LH) with various battery cooling methods, which reduce charging time (DC 45mins (5%-80%), as well as extending battery life and increasing the operating range.
New UK HQ
As part of The Harris Group’s commitment to the market, a new HQ in Warrington was unveiled in February, affording the business added capacity to increase its existing operations in the region. The 24,239 sq. ft Birchwood Park HQ now houses MAXUS’ UK-based employees as well as a distribution centre for Harris CAS, the company's spare parts division. It also houses an EV technical centre to supplement the new MAXUS training academy that was established in its Dublin HQ.
The strong network links surrounding Warrington was a key decision in Harris MAXUS’ choice of location, with the headquarters situated close to the M6 and M62 motorway interchange, providing excellent links to the surrounding region and beyond.
Mark Barrett, general manager of Harris MAXUS said: "The acquisition of a UK HQ was an important step for our business activities. MAXUS has become a recognised leader in the electric vehicle sector, and we are well positioned for growth as electric vehicles become more and more popular. We are currently forecasting growth of between 300 – 400pc in 2021/22 and are rapidly expanding our network of dealers right across the UK.”
Going the extra mile
Supported by this growing nationwide dealership network, MAXUS has already become a favourite with business-owners and fleet managers across the UK and Ireland who want to make the switch to electric LCVs. The range, reliability and versatility of MAXUS vans are key to their popularity, but most important is its focus on customer service and the support customers get from the MAXUS dealership to help them navigate the switch to electric driving.
Mark Barrett said, “we’d love to chat to you about your fleet requirements, introduce you to our new platform EVs and demonstrate how we always go the extra mile for our customers. So make sure to drop by and visit our team at the all-electric MAXUS stand 5D110 | Hall 5.”
Since 2017, MAXUS has had successive wins at the annual GreenFleet Awards and in 2020, was once again awarded LCV Manufacturer of the Year. The awards celebrate individuals, companies and operators that have positively contributed to climate change by reducing transport emissions.
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