Tippers: Vauxhall Movano-e vs Peugeot e-Boxer
Many people are making the shift from their age-old combustion vans to one of the all new innovative electric vans that are everywhere on the market nowadays. They are, after all, the future of vans, not to mention cheaper to run and more environmentally conscious – it’s a smart switch to make.
If you’re thinking of making this switch yourself, then of course you’ll want to know that you’re making the right decisions, especially if you use your van for work. We assume that your ideal van will manage a respectable driving range, have a decent payload and be available in a range of body types to suit your profession, whether it be a tipper van or a Luton.
Thankfully, these boxes can all be ticked. In this review, we will be specifically looking at two popular tipper vans and how they perform with electric transmission, namely the Vauxhall Movano-e Tipper and the Peugeot e-Boxer Tipper. Read on to learn more.
Engines and Spec
If you’re familiar with electric vans, then you’ll know that they function using a fully electric motor, which is powered by a battery pack. In the Movano-e, this battery pack has a capacity of 75kWh and 260Nm of instant torque, which makes for great acceleration that can keep up with fast urban traffic and allows this tipper van to achieve a top speed of 75mph, making it motorway friendly (although you would likely be limited to the first two lanes most of the time).
In terms of range, this equates to a WLTP combined range of up to 154 miles. Of course, this is likely to be lower when you take into account external factors such as payload, speed and driving conditions, however it is still enough to get you to and from work and perform your daily tasks.
As for the Peugeot e-Boxer, well, this is exactly the same. This is because both of the original versions of these vans respectively were taken and converted to electric by a third-party conversion specialist, BEDEO.
As such, both of these tipper vans also offer the same charging times. When using a 7.4kW AC home wall charger, each takes 12 hours to reach a full charge from empty, whilst a DC rapid charger will get them up to 80% in as little as an hour. However, oddly enough, when using a 22kW AC public charger, the e-Boxer is said to take 5 hours, while the Movano-e claims to only take 3.5 hours when referring to the specification guide for this van.
Looking at the specifications of the respective tippers on these vans, there are some differences in their loading capabilities. With the Movano-e Tipper, the loading space is a generous 2040mm by 3205mm, which is certainly enough to carry heavy loose materials around a construction site. As for the e-Boxer tipper, all Boxer tippers are made by conversion specialist Ingimex, having a slightly smaller load space of 2026mm by 2870mm.
We go into more detail regarding the functionality of these Peugeot Ingimex tippers in our e-Boxer Tipper review.
Within the cabin areas, being converted by the same company, both feature the quirky rearview mirror that displays the information regarding the vehicle’s charge, range and driving mode – the latter of which can be chosen by pressing one of three buttons in place of a gear stick.
Other than this similarity, the vans are each more reflective of that of their combustion counterparts. For example, the Movano-e is spacious with plentiful storage solutions and comes complete with VauxhallConnect, which offers features such as charging status and live navigation. There are also a range of safety features available, which we discuss more in our Movano-e Tipper review.
In the Peugeot e-Boxer, the interior is somewhat uninspired, yet still functional. Though small, it does include a touchscreen infotainment system, with Bluetooth connectivity and sat-nav both included. It may not be the comfiest for long drives, but this poses no issue when it comes to driving it around a worksite for your job, and the electric motor does make for smooth and quiet drives nonetheless.
If you’re looking for a functional tipper van that is more environmentally friendly to drive, has adequate loading space and is able to transport loads of materials across a construction site throughout the day without becoming easily worn, then we think the Peugeot e-Boxer is an ideal fit for you.
If, perhaps, you’re looking for a tipper van that offers a slight bit more extra space and may be better suited to different journeys rather than travelling to the same location everyday, while offering a tad more comfort for the driver and any passengers, then you may choose to consider the Vauxhall Movano-e, instead.
All in all, these vans are very much similar since they have undergone the same conversion, so whichever you feel is better suited to you is determined by your preferences between the slight differences that can be found between them.
Ultimately, whichever electric tipper van you decide on, you should visit Van Sales UK for the best deal. Not only do we have both these vans brand new and in stock, but they are available on zero deposit, low-rate finance – saving you from having to fork out a large sum of money outright.