BRIGHTON car retailer and leasing broker Rivervale has become a Maxus dealer.
Maxus is the new name for the LDV brand, and is focused on bringing electric vans to the market, alongside its current diesel range.
The medium sized e Deliver 3 panel van comes in various power outputs and battery sizes (35kWh and 52.3kWh), along with short wheelbase and long wheelbase variants with a range of 150 miles on a charge.
Neil Chapman, CEO of the Rivervale Cars group, said:
“We are joining this exciting brand at a pivotal moment when the demand for electric powered LCVs is on a steep upward trajectory and interest in EV automotive is huge.”
Vince Pemberton, COO of the group added:
Through Rivervale Leasing we have seen the demand for electric vans increase. This year alone, we know that over 20% of our LCV leasing enquiries have been on electric vans And now, following the launch of the new platform e Deliver 3, we anticipate this to be the EV that will really drive further demand.
Maxus is owned by Chinese firm SAIC Motor, which also owns MG with its newly launched MG ZS EV electric SUV, currently the third highest selling fully electric car in the UK.
Ralph Morton is the leading journalist in the leasing broker sector and editor of Broker News, the website which provides information and news for BVRLA-registered leasing brokers. He also writes extensively on the fleet and leasing market in both the UK and Europe.