It appears that the electrified section of the light commercial van segment here might be doubling in size soon if these recent photos are anything to go by. The Maxus eDeliver 3 was spotted recently outside Averis Tower in the Bangsar South area sporting a pair of trade plates, possibly indicating that a launch is imminent.
If all the stars and charging stations align, the eDeliver 3 should be launched by the year end and will join the only other electric light commercial van, the CAM / DFSK EC35, in this extremely niche segment.
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The location it was caught out in the wild doesn’t seem quite so random as well, seeing that the Tenaga Nasional has its Strategic Management & Performance department housed in the building.
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Judging by the variant sold in Singapore, the eDeliver 3 here should share identical performance figures if not extremely similar. That means a payload capacity of 905 kg.
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Against the two other petrol-powered mainstays of the light commercial segment; the Nissan NV200 (740 kg) and Daihatsu Gran Max (750 kg), it definitely has quite an advantage. However, the EC35 still edges ahead as the winner with a capacity of 1,090 kg.
Don’t expect to light up any drag strips with the 121 PS and 255 Nm of torque from the electric motor though. Nonetheless, it’ll eventually hit 120 km/h and has a range of 240 km.
Additionally, it should have a 7.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and also a rear-view camera.
Apart from the higher payload capacity, the EC35 has a tad longer range at 275 km from its electric motor that drops 80 PS and 200 Nm of torque.