Luton: Ford E-Transit vs Peugeot e-Boxer
If you were to compile a list of the most reliable vans on the market, we are confident that two of the vans that would feature would be the Ford Transit (arguably the most popular van there is) and the Peugeot Boxer – both of which rightfully deserve a place on that list.
With the growing demand in recent years for vans to be made with electric transmission, both these manufactures have delivered by converting these popular vans in order to meet said demand, taking this a step further and even going as far as to make them available as electric vehicles in a number of body variants.
In this review, we will be focusing on one particular body type: the Luton. If this is the kind of van that you require, then keep reading below as we go on to compare the Ford E-Transit Luton and the Peugeot e-Boxer Luton, so you can determine which may be best for your needs.
Engines and Spec
When it comes to electric vans, one of the most important aspects people look at is the range capabilities, especially so with Luton vans, since they are commonly used for transferring belongings during a home removal. Getting straight into it, then, the Ford E-Transit no doubt offers one of the best ranges there is.
Operating using a 68kWh battery, the E-Transit has a WLTP rating of 196 miles, which is certainly impressive and makes this van reliable for making longer journeys. Of course, this doesn’t take into account external factors, however Ford have carried out their own tests to generate a dependable driving range of 100 miles, which is still more than sufficient – more information on this can be found in our E-Transit Luton review.
As for the e-Boxer, although this uses a larger 75kWh battery, it does have a lower range of 154 miles. This is in no way a poor range, however considering that this will be lower when load weights and driving conditions are taken into account, we’d say that it’s better suited to urban driving in order to really get the most out of what it has to offer.
When it comes to charging, both vans can be charged using the standard 7.4kW AC wallbox chargers at home and the public DC rapid chargers. When charging the E-Transit, this will take 11 hours to reach a full charge from empty, making it ideal for plugging it in overnight after getting a full use out of it in the day – likewise with the e-Boxer, which takes a total of 12 hours. With DC charging, this is significantly reduced, with the e-Boxer reaching 80% in only an hour, and the E-Transit taking even less so at 34 minutes.
When it comes to Luton vans, understanding the loading space capabilities are key, since most people who use them tend to require them to carry heavy loads, often of large, bulky items. Thankfully, neither of these vans disappoint.
Looking first at the e-Boxer Luton, plenty of space is offered with an internal length of 3,480, internal width of 2,057mm and internal height of 2,235mm. With the Ford E-Transit Luton, the Luton body is available from a number of conversion specialists, one of which is Ingimex, a trusted body conversion specialist that offers numerous conversions for the Ford Transit range.
The Luton body they provide has an internal length, width and height of 3,736mm, 1,987mm and 2,120mm. Both also feature an aerodynamic pod that extends over the cab, which doesn’t just ensure smoother airflow when driving but also offers extra storage space for any smaller items.
Speaking of the cab, the E-Transit features a clear 12” touchscreen infotainment system and modern connectivity features, including smartphone integration as standard. The gear stick has been removed to make way for a drive-mode dial that is both easy and innovative to use, allowing for more storage opportunities in the cabin as well as a spacious feel.
The gear stick has also been removed in the e-Boxer Luton, which has three buttons to choose your driving mode, offering more legroom to any passenger sitting in the middle seat of the dual passenger bench. However, the overall design of the cabin is somewhat quirky, due to it being a third-party conversion, whereby the necessary information regarding the vehicle’s status is in the rearview mirror whilst the instrument cluster has been left redundant.
Other than this, the e-Boxer looks akin to its diesel counterpart, as we discuss in our e-Boxer Luton review.
If you require a Luton van that can carry heavy loads of large and bulky cargo, then neither of these vans will disappoint. We would personally recommend the Ford E-Transit Luton if you find yourself needing to make longer journeys that may require motorway driving; it makes the ideal van for home removal companies.
As for the Peugeot e-Boxer Luton, we believe that this van is perfect for applications that require driving in busy urban areas, such as daily deliveries of large and heavy goods, where it can keep up with the pace of traffic whilst being smooth and quiet to drive.
If one of these vans sounds like the right fit for you but the price point doesn’t, then look to Van Sales UK. Not only do we have both of these electric Luton vans brand new and in stock, but we offer them on low rate, zero deposit finance.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch! Enquire today to be paired with your perfect van and see what finance options we can offer you.