Peugeot e-Boxer Luton vs Vauxhall Movano-e Luton
If you’re in the market for a light commercial vehicle, getting an electric version makes a lot of sense in this day and age. Electric cars and vans have become increasingly popular due to European diesel regulations and the rise of emission-free zones in urban areas. Whilst electric vans can be expensive to purchase outright, they have significantly cheaper running costs, and provide a stylish, economical, and sustainable option to diesel vans.
Whether you’re a business owner, a sole trader, or control a commercial fleet, an electric van can make for an excellent upgrade. And if your work prioritises space and payload from a light commercial vehicle, an electric Luton variant is an ideal choice, as it features a box-shaped body that extends over the driver cab, allowing for increased storage capabilities.
We’ve pitted together two terrific electric Luton vans – the Peugeot e-Boxer Luton vs Vauxhall Movano-e Luton – in an effort to learn more about each and their wide variety of commercial uses. Stocked by Van Sales UK, both of these vans have a variety of features and selling points, and this blog will help provide you with some essential information to help you decide which is best suited for you and your commercial needs. Read on to find out more.
Engines and Spec
The Peugeot e-Boxer Luton is fitted with a 90kW electric motor powered by either a 37kWh or 75kWh battery pack. As the battery is mounted underneath the floor, the load capacity has been unaffected by the electric conversion, making the e-Boxer just as capable a vehicle as its diesel counterpart. This is especially useful for a Luton variant, where load capacity and storage capabilities are a priority.
The Peugeot’s driving range is a very respectable 154 miles for the 75kWh battery and 73 miles for the smaller 37kWh battery. If you can use a 50kW DC rapid charter, both of these batteries can be charged to 80% in around an hour. However, if you’re using a standard 7.4kW charger, the 37kWh battery will take 6 hours and the 75kWh will take 12 hours to charge fully to 100%.
The Peugeot has a payload rating of 1,366kg, a significant amount for a Luton variant in which having space to load heavy goods is a priority. Whilst this might not be as impressive and imposing as the Vauxhall’s staggering 2110kg payload rating, the e-Boxer is proven to be effective as a Luton variant, especially considering its 20 cubic meters of load room.
The Vauxhall Movano-e Luton is available with near-identical battery options to the Peugeot, having a 90kW motor powered by either a 37kWh or 75kWh battery. This means both its range and charging times are also very similar to the Peugeot, with the battery charging to 80% with a fast charger whilst taking between 6 and 12 hours with a standard 7kWh wall box.
The Vauxhall Movano-e is able to reach up to 75mph with the equivalent of 122 bhp and 260 nm of torque. Not only this, but the Movano-e is full of exciting safety features which make driving a large vehicle over long distances feel comfortable and stress-free. Forward collision alert, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, and Hill Descent Control are all available, depending on the specific trim level.
The interior of the Peugeot e-Boxer Luton is practical and prioritises functionality over pure luxury. This isn’t to say that the e-Boxer isn’t spacious, however, the various overhead bins and cubbies make storage within the cab simple and easy. This mindset of practicality is continued by using buttons instead of a gear stick to cycle through driving modes. This results in changes between drive, neutral, and reverse feeling simple and spatially considerate in relation to the rest of the cab.
There is an effective touchscreen display with integrated navigation, and, more curiously an interior rearview mirror which shows information such as battery percentage, range, and driving mode to the driver. Whilst some might find this distracting at first, once you’ve adapted to it, it is remarkable how efficiently convenient information is provided to the driver, benefiting the driving experience over long distances.
The Vauxhall Movano-e, meanwhile, has a similar focus on ensuring the cab is both useful to the driver and spacious. There are a similar amount of cubbies and storage bins, and it also shares a lack of a gearstick with the Peugeot, similarly using buttons to cycle between driving modes.
The Movano-e has a 5’’ touchscreen infotainment display, with built-in navigation providing real-time traffic information for the driver. For those interested in smartphone integration, the Vauxhall benefits from being able to connect to the VauxhallConnect and MyVauxhall apps. The VauxhallConnect app provides access to features such as current charge status, whilst the MyVauxhall app gives useful information, such as nearby charging stations.
Overall, both of these vans perform similarly well in terms of battery size, driving range, and charging time. Having a zippy pace, each performs well in built-up urban environments as well as having the capabilities to comfortably drive longer distances.
Both are well suited to being Luton variants, although the Vauxhall Movano-e trumps the Peugeot e-Boxer’s load capacity. Whilst the Vauxhall might have a better load capacity, perfect for those looking for a Luton to transport especially heavy goods, both vans will serve the commercial user with pride.
If you’re interested in either the Peugeot e-Boxer or Vauxhall Movano-e, both vans are available as a Luton variant from Van Sales UK, as well as a large range of other body types. Including tipper, dropside, panel van, and more. Van Sales UK provides free, fast, and nationwide delivery of all vans, including warranty and breakdown cover as well as flexible financing options. Visit our website to see the many electric vans available from Van Sales UK.
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