Peugeot Boxer Luton vs Peugeot e-Boxer Electric Luton
In a bid to create a more sustainable future, the international award-winning vehicle manufacturer Peugeot has been releasing electric variations of all of their popular diesel counterparts. Last to join the party is the e-Boxer Luton, which is based on the diesel variation, the Peugeot Boxer.
The original Peugeot Boxer Luton has been around for a while but is regularly updated, keeping it competitive within the Luton van industry.
The most recent update to the Boxer saw a 2.2 BlueHDi diesel added in 120 and 140 guises. These have 118bhp and 138bhp respectively and come with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. This boosts efficiency, as does the standard-fit stop/start system.
However, the e-Boxer Luton boasts a fully electric engine which can be charged up to 80% in just an hour, promising lower running costs and zero emissions.
As with most electric vehicles, the e-Boxer Luton is more expensive to buy outright than the diesel Peugeot Boxer Luton, however, both Luton vans are available to buy on finance at Van Sales UK for a more affordable and cost-effective solution.
While both Luton vans are bursting with benefits, you might be struggling to decide which one is most efficient at carrying your removals or deliveries.
Keep reading for an in-depth comparison of the engines, specs and interior of the Peugeot Boxer Luton and its electric counterpart, the e-Boxer Luton.
Engines and Spec
The most obvious difference between the Peugeot Boxer Luton and the e-Boxer Luton is, of course, the engine.
The Peugeot Boxer Luton has been reduced to two options: the 120 and 140 engines, offering 118bhp and 138bhp respectively, although the smaller motor is only available in the smallest L1H1 body configuration.
Stop-start is fitted as standard on both engines, and this helps CO2 emissions range from 153-175g/km,
The Peugeot Boxer has a six-speed manual gearbox, along with a Thatcham-approved immobiliser, renovate central locking and a locking fuel cap and a 90-litre fuel tank.
As mentioned in our Peugeot Boxer Luton van review, there is a blind spot monitoring system which can help to warn the driver of the presence of another vehicle in their blind spot.
On the other hand, the Peugeot e-Boxer Luton operates using a fully electric engine with a 75kWh battery, allowing you to cover 154 miles when driving on charge.
You don’t have to worry about slow charging times with the e-Boxer Luton, as it can be 80% charged in just one hour.
The electric engine of the e-Boxer Luton does deliver a quieter and smoother ride than the diesel alternative.
There are no vibrations to speak of, road and wind noise are well suppressed until you reach higher motorway speeds, and the low-volume electrical squealing you get from the drivetrain at lower speeds is easily drowned out by the radio.
While the e-Boxer is much cheaper to run than a diesel model, it is much more expensive to buy.
As the primary purpose of a Luton van is to accommodate large pieces of items for removals or deliveries, a spacious interior is key for a van of this design, which the Peugeot Boxer Luton does effortlessly.
The Boxer cab includes plenty of storage space, including two large glove boxes, one in the centre of the dashboard and the other in the usual place on the passenger side. The dash moulding includes a number of additional storage options on top of the dashboard plus there are large door bins, storage space under the seats and a shelf above the windscreen.
The Peugeot Boxer Luton can comfortably hold over 1000kg in its interior, utilising the entire interior space for storage as well as space above the cab.
The interior of the e-Boxer Luton is very similar to its diesel counterpart, offering plenty of storage and space.
Since the e-Boxer ditches diesel, the standard heater system has gone, too, so a new system has to be fitted as part of the conversion.
The power button sits next to a digital thermostat display that shows the current cabin temperature and allows you to set a maximum, too. It’s a bit of a fiddly system to use, and it means the driver is the only one who can control the warmth of the cabin, although the diesel van’s fan control and air distribution settings can still be operated.
One of the biggest criticisms of the interior of both of these variations is the steering wheel which leans forwards like a bus.
However, the load capacity, vehicle safety solutions and storage space make either variation a great choice.
The Verdict/Snap shot
While both the Peugeot Boxer Luton and the e-Boxer Luton offer a number of benefits, the best van boils down to your individual needs and preferences.
If you are looking for an affordable, reliable vehicle with a number of safety features and an impressive payload, then the Peugeot Boxer Luton could be the van for you.
However, if you are looking for a smooth, quiet electric vehicle offering lower running costs and zero emissions, then the e-Boxer Luton is a sure choice for you.
Both the Peugeot Boxer Luton and the e-Boxer Luton are available to buy on finance at Van Sales UK for a more affordable solution. Get in touch with us today for more information or browse our catalogue of high-quality, new vans here today.