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Maxus E Deliver 9 Dropside vs Renault Master Z.E. Dropside

February 16th, 2023

Builders, scaffolders, removal specialists and landscapers unite! The days of searching for practicality, power and payload are gone. With the next generation of electric vans taking the roads by storm, there are a plethora of choices when it comes to your next vehicle. If you thought that low running costs, in-cab comfort and loadspace were the stuff of legends, think again. The Maxus E Deliver 9 Dropside and Renault Master Z.E. Dropside are both impressive vans, boasting all of the above, and more.

It’s no secret, electric vans are the way forward. With an increased focus on sustainability and environmental consciousness, businesses around the world are taking steps to lower their carbon footprints and go green. Of course, that isn’t the only reason electric vans are gaining traction, they also present a range of economic benefits.

Whether you’re looking for a single workhorse to elevate your business, or are hoping to expand your commercial fleet, an electric van is a sure choice. That said, it can be tricky knowing where to start.

Fear not! Here at Van Sales UK, we’re here to help. Read on to discover our van vs van comparison of the Maxus E Deliver 9 Dropside and Renault Master Z.E. Dropside, including battery specifications, cab space and storage.

Engines and Spec

First things first, let’s take a look at the driving force behind each of these impressive dropside vans. We are, of course, talking about batteries and motors. Both the Maxus E Deliver 9 Dropside and the Renault Master Z.E. Dropside are powered by the latest and greatest in lithium-ion technology. So, how do they compare?

The Maxus E Deliver 9 Dropside is powered by a 150kw motor unit, capable of generating a substantial 310nm of torque. This is ideal for those looking for instant acceleration and a little extra zip with heavier loads. For urban routes, city driving and back and forths from the site, the Maxus E Deliver 9 Dropside is a seriously strong contender.

In terms of battery options, the Maxus E Deliver 9 Dropside is available with either 52kwh, 72kwh or 89kwh battery packs with respective ranges of 112, 146 and 185 miles. This is plenty of juice for days working around the city. What’s more, the E Deliver’s low battery placement and solid build provide a smooth ride, with or without cargo. Charging time for the Maxus E Deliver varies depending on the battery but will typically take around 6-8 hours to reach full charge at home.

So, how does the Renault Master Z.E. Dropside compare? The Master ZE is kitted with a modest 57kw motor, capable of providing 225nm of instant torque. This is less than the Maxus E Deliver 9, but still plenty when it comes to city driving and full loads. Another point worth noting is that the Renault Master Z.E. is only available with one battery option. This 33kWh battery pack offers a range of around 75 miles, making it fine for short trips and town environments, but less suitable for long journeys and high speeds. In terms of charging, you’ll be able to reach 100% capacity from a 7kw wall box charger in around 6 hours.

In terms of payload, the Renault Master Z.E. offers a mighty 1490kg capacity. This stands up to most competitors and is more than enough for site work, debris removal and landscaping transport. The Maxus E Deliver 9 on the other hand offers a 1020 kg capacity when fitted with the lighter 52kWh battery; if you opt for the 89kWh model, this figure falls to 860kg.


With a better understanding of each van’s battery, motor, range and payload capacity, it’s time to step inside the cab. Both the Maxus E Deliver 9 Dropside vs Renault Master Z.E. Dropside feature all the tech you’d expect from a modern vehicle, with suitable additions for storage and comfort.

Hopping into the Maxus E Deliver 9’s cab, drivers will find a sleek interior alongside a range of practical features and tech. Sure, it may not have the luxurious feel of a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, but Maxus are renowned for their focus on functionality. With electric heated mirrors, cruise control, air conditioning, an 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, automatic headlights, tyre pressure monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, and

reversing camera, it’s safe to say that drivers and passengers are in for a pleasant ride.

The same can be said for the Renault Master Z.E. Dropside which, again, focuses on functionality. An abundance of storage, comfortable seating and a simplistic driving experience equates to a pleasant driving experience for all.

As standard, this model is kitted out with DAB radio, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, an adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support and electric, heated door mirrors; remote central locking is ideal for security and safety.

The Verdict

If you’ve been searching for a seriously capable all-electric dropside, both of these vans present a range of benefits.

There’s no denying that the Renault Master Z.E. Dropside comes out on top in terms of payload, offering an impressive 1490kg capacity. However, the Maxus E Deliver 9 is a better choice if the range is your top priority.

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