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Maxus e-Deliver 9 Dropside vs Peugeot e-Boxer Dropside

February 16th, 2023

If you’re looking for a van or light commercial vehicle, a dropside variant can suit a wide range of uses. Dropside variants are distinguished by the large cargo bed on the back of the van, with which sides are able to fold up and down to ensure simple loading and unloading of goods. This means that dropside variants of vans are well-suited for transporting heavy and large objects with ease.

Getting an electric version of a dropside variant also makes a lot of sense in this day and age, especially when considering the current European emission regulations. Electric vans can be expensive to purchase outright, but compared to diesel vehicles, they are much more efficient and significantly cheaper to run.

Becuase of this, many van manufacturers have responded by producing electric versions of their most popular vehicles. The Maxus e-Deliver 9 Dropside and Peugeot e-Boxer Dropside are two examples of this, each a dynamic and versatile light commercial vehicle. Both make for excellent choices and are stocked by Van Sales UK, so we have compared them both in an effort to discover more about each van and which can suit your needs best.

Engines and Spec

The Maxus e-Deliver 9 Dropside is powered by a 150kW motor, with 310Mm (201hp) of instant torque available, making it an incredibly nippy vehicle, ideal for effortless stop-start city driving, as well as having the necessary acceleration for comfortable longer distance driving. The Maxus can be fitted with three battery different sizes; the smallest of which offers 112 miles on a single charge whilst the largest battery, the 88.55Kwh, is able to go 185 miles on a single charge. The van takes 6-8 hours to charge to full battery when using a standard charger, which although relatively slow, is very much an industry standard for electric van charging capabilities.

The Maxus’ variety in battery size choice is helpful for a consumer in focalising their specific commercial needs from the van, whether that be prioritising long-distance driving or inter-city transport. It is worth noting that the load capacity fluctuates with the battery size, meaning that the lighter 52kWh model has a 1020kg load capacity, a figure which drops to 860kg with the 89kWh version.

The Peugeot e-Boxer Dropside, on the other hand, has a 90kW electric motor powered by either a 37kWh or 75kWh battery packs. The 37kWh battery is capable of driving 73 miles per full charge, whilst the 75kWh battery is able to reach 154 miles. When using the average 7.4kW charger, the 37kWh and 75kWh batteries will take 6 and 12 hours to charge respectively. This might be somewhat of a disapointing figure, especially for those interested in the 75kWh version of the Peugeot, but when using a widely-available 50kW DC rapid charger, both battery packs can be charged up to 80% in a single hour.

Crucially for those interested in dropside variants, the battery pack is mounted underneath the floor, meaning that load capacity is unaffected. This means that the Peugeot boats an impressive payload rating of 1,366kg.


Whilst not overwhelmingly focused on comfort, Maxus e-Deliver 9 Dropside still has a interior of practicality. The e-Deliver 9 is fitted with the useful additions of electric heated mirrors, cruise control, air conditioning, automatic headlights, and tyre pressure monitoring. The front and rear parking sensors, as well as a reversing camera make manouverability much easier, ideal for those interested in dropside variants of the e-Deliver 9.

Despite this emphasis on functionality, the Maxus nonetheless boasts an impressive 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system which sits majestically on the dashboard and intergrates well with the rest of the vehicles’ interior. The Maxus might not be jam-packed with bells and whistles in the same way as other light commercial vehicles. However, the prioritising of practicality is much more preferable to an overcomplicated interior with unnesseary features which only take away from a van’s everday ease-of-use.

The Peugeot e-Boxer Dropside has a similarly functional interior, with overhead bins and various cubbies making cab storage intuitive and simple. This is furthered by Peugeot’s decision to use buttons instead of a gear stick to cycle through driving modes. These three buttons make for a much more elegant form of transmission control, making changes between drive, neutral, and reverse simple and spatially-considerate.

An interesting addition to the e-Boxer is a interior rearview mirror which shows information such as battery percentage, range, and driving mode to the driver. This might take a bit of getting used to, but with the an infotainment system with touchscreen display and intergrated navigation, the driving experience provides you with the information in a convenient manner.

The Verdict

Both the Maxus e-Deliver 9 Dropside and the Peugeot e-Boxer Dropside are impressive vehicles that suit the style of the dropside variant and can easily fulfill a wide range of commercial contexts. Both, when fitted with larger batteries, are very comfortable driving longer distances and can be great for nippy inter-city driving, all whilst being able to carry larger loads.

If you’re interested in the Maxus e-Deliver 9 or Peugeot e-Boxer, both vehicles are available at Van Sales UK in both dropside and other variants, from a tipper to a Luton. Countless other vans are available from Van Sales UK, with models ranging from electric and diesel, to new and used.

Providing free, fast, and nationwide delivery, with warranty and breakdown cover, as well as flexible financing options, visit Van Sales UK to see the wide range of light commercial vehicles available. Get in touch with us by emailing or by calling 0117 205 2625.


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