Ford E-Transit Tipper vs Peugeot e-Boxer Tipper
There is no question that electric vehicles are now incredibly capable. Over the past ten years, the technology has continued to progress and now we are at a point where they are challenging the more traditional petrol and diesel options. In fact, millions of people throughout the world are choosing electric models over petrol cars and this is also happening for vans. Ten years ago an effective electric van would have seemed impossible. With their large payload and mileage requirements the older electric motors simply would not have managed it. Now though, everything has changed.
The van market has certainly expanded into the electric field and we are now seeing more and more models featuring an electric motor instead of a diesel engine. There are a few reasons for this and the first is an investment. Over the past decade, more and more governments have offered benefits and incentives to building electric cars and as such companies have rapidly increased their research and development of the technology. The second reason is, of course, the threat of climate change. There is no denying now that global warming is largely caused by our own actions and diesel engines are some of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions.
So, it’s pretty clear that electric vehicles are far better than they once were. In fact, there are now many models to choose from which have phenomenally impressive statistics and a large range of body types. So, you can now choose from all of your standard van shapes such as lutons, dropsides, and tippers. Many van companies are now tapping into this emerging market and two of the main ones are of course Ford and Peugeot. It’s no secret that these two manufacturers are giants in the automotive industry and their vans have impeccable reputations. So, which is the best electric van, the Ford E-Transit Tipper or the Peugeot e-Boxer Tipper? Keep reading this blog to find out!
Engines and Spec
The electric motors in both the Ford and the Peugeot really are cutting-edge. You would likely expect this as the two vans are new and built by reliable manufacturers. However, there are a few specific things that make electric motors ideal for van use. The first is the torque produced in an electric motor. Electric power is known for creating huge torque figures with very little effort and this is ideal for a van. After all, torque is the main force which allows a van to pull such heavy loads.
The other feature of electric motors which suits the van down to the ground is the lack of emissions. For a petrol or diesel engine to produce the amount of torque required they have to be large fuel-reliant beasts. This of course will end up costing a huge amount and releasing harmful emissions. However, electric motors produce all the power required with none of those nasty side effects.
As for the two vans’ statistics, they’re a pretty close match. The Ford E-Transit Tipper boasts an impressive 196 miles of range which is a significant distance for a large payload electric vehicle. The Peugeot e-Boxer Tipper on the other hand manages a commendable 154 miles on a single charge. It must be said that both of these range figures are incredibly impressive for an electric van and they are some of the best examples on the market today.
As you might expect the interior in both of these vans really is impeccable. They are, of course, both extremely modern and this is unquestionably reflected in the interiors. They are both light in the cab and the visibility is incredibly good. As for blindspots they are reduced as much as possible in both these vans and the driving position feels both safe and comfortable. Of course, there are a few areas of difference but it must be noted that both of these vans really do have brilliant interiors.
In terms of technology, the Ford E-Transit Tipper offers a generously sized 12” inch touchscreen which can be used as both a media player and a navigation tool. The Peugeot e-Boxer Tipper offers a slightly smaller 5” display though it is equally capable in terms of its technology.
The short answer is both of these vans really are phenomenal examples of modern-day large payload vehicles. They have a brilliant range, fantastic emission statistics, and they’re incredibly high-tech. Yes, the Ford does have slightly better range statistics but the Peugeot has slightly better payload statistics. So, it really depends on what you’ll be using these vans for. One thing is for sure though, you will save an incredible amount on your running costs with both of these vans. Costs which you would have had to cover in your standard diesel vans such as congestion chargers, low emission zones, and road tax will all be completely free.
If one of these vans sounds like the right choice for you then make sure you contact us today. Our staff are passionate and highly experienced so we can definitely help you to find the perfect van for your needs.