Maxus E Deliver 9 Tipper vs Renault Master Z.E. Tipper
With more and more car manufacturers determined to make strides towards a sustainable future, leading manufacturers Renault and Maxus make no exception.
As the pioneer of electric vehicles, Renault brought out an electric version of the best-selling Reunalt Master with the introduction of the Renault Master Z.E. Tipper in 2018.
As an established favourite in the EV market offering considerable towing weight and a great range of in-cab storage options, the Renault Master Z.E. Tipper faced recent competition when the growing Chinese firm Maxus brought out the Maxus E-Deliver 11 Tipper not long after.
While less established than the leading French manufacturer Renault, Maxus has been developing electric vehicles for some time and are rapidly gaining a foothold in the market, causing some of the more established manufacturers to look nervously over their shoulders.
Both the Maxus E Deliver 9 Tipper and the Renault Master Z.E. Tipper are packed full of benefits and their fully electric engines promise low driving costs, a quiet ride and a more sustainable solution to lifting and transporting loose building materials.
Keep reading for an in-depth comparison of the engines, specs and interior of these two popular tipper vans.
While both the Maxus E Deliver 9 Tipper and the Renault Master Z.E Tipper boast fully electric engines promising lower running costs, zero emissions and a smooth and quiet ride, there are some key differences between the two that are worth considering.
The Master ZE has a 57kw motor which produces 225nm of torque whereas the eDeliver 9 comes with a 150kw power unit generating a very handy 310nm of torque. Acceleration times are not stated but, both the Renault and Maxus are restricted to a top speed of 100 kph (62mph).
This difference in torque will be undeniably noticeable with a full payload and on urban routes, although some might criticise the Maxus for being overpowered.
As for charging, there’s just 1 battery option available for the Master ZE, a 33kwh pack which offers an official range of 75 miles. You’ll get a full charge from a 7kw wallbox charger in around 6 hours but Renault doesn’t state a time for a 0-80% public DC charge point.
The Maxus Deliver Deliver 11, on the other hand, offers a choice of 3 battery options, 51.5kwh, 72kwh or 88.55kwh.
The official range for each is 112, 146 and 185 miles respectively, which is more than enough charge for most van operators to go a full working day without having to top up the batteries at a public charge point.
In terms of charge times, the Maxus E Deliver 9 should take no more than 8.5 hours to be fully charged. Using a public DC charger, you’ll get 80% of your range back in just 45 minutes.
Both the Maxus E Deliver 9 Tipper and the Renault Master Z.E Tipper offer a comfortable interior with a range of safety and technology features.
The Renault offers a DAB radio with Bluetooth connectivity (but no multimedia screen), electric front windows and a trip computer. It is also equipped with several safety features including ESP with Grip Xtend, Hill Start Assist and Trailer Swing Assist all as standard.
One of the biggest critiques that the Renault Master Z.E Tipper receives is that while you no longer have the sound of a diesel engine to deal with, there is more noise than you would expect in an EV. This is caused by the amount of vibration emanating through the steering wheel of the Master Z.E.
However, as mentioned in our Renault Master Z.E Tipper review, once you have acclimatised to these factors, the Master E Deliver 9 Tipper becomes quite an enjoyable ride, offering tidy and stable handling.
The Maxus, on the other hand, comes with a 10” touchscreen which includes a reverse camera display, air conditioning, cruise control, electric front windows, parking sensors, an anti-theft security system and various safety tech equipment including a blind area monitoring system.
However, the biggest fault of the interior of the Maxus is that it does not come with a DAB radio.
While both the Maxus E Deliver 9 Tipper and the Renault Master Z.E Tipper are packed full of benefits, the best van for you will ultimately come down to your individual needs and preferences.