MAXUS T90 Electric

Elite 130kW Elite Double Cab Pickup 88.5kWh Auto
MAXUS T90 Electric - Elite 130kW Elite Double Cab Pickup 88.5kWh Auto
Vehicle Information
List Price
£61,050.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Electric
Fuel Consumption
Not Available MPG
0-62 mph
N/A
Payload
1000 kg
Max Tow Weight
1000 kg
CO2
TBC g/km
Vehicle Contracts offers advice solely on Contract Hire and Personal Contract Hire from a panel of finance companies.
Arrangement Fee will be applied and an excess mileage charge and/or damage charge may apply at end of contract.
All finance agreements/offers are subject to status
Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • 10.25" Touch screen
  • Bluetooth
  • Mobile link
  • PAS
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Reverse camera
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Radio with MP5 player
EXTERIOR FEATURES
  • Body colour front bumpers
  • Body colour rear bumpers
  • Body coloured door handles
  • Body coloured power rear view mirror
  • Halogen headlights with automatic induction
  • High mounted stop lights
  • LED Daytime running lights
  • LED rear lights
  • Painted bed liner
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Rear fog lights
  • Rear window electric heating defrosting
  • Side step
  • Stainless steel sports bar
  • T90 colour pack solid paint (Available as no-cost option)
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 220V power outlets
  • 6 way front row seats electronic adjustable
  • Artificial leather upholstery
  • Front manual air conditioner + pollen filter
  • ISOFIX and top tether seats
  • Polyurethane multi-functional steering wheel
PASSIVE SAFETY
  • 3 point seatbelts for all passenger
  • Driver and front passenger airbags
  • Driver and front passenger side airbags
  • Front and rear curtain airbag
  • Front and rear seatbelts reminder
TECHNICAL
  • 12V power outlets
  • ESP + EBA (HAS, RMI, HDC)
WHEELS
  • 17" alloy wheels
Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE DATA
  • Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty:70

  • Battery Capacity in kWh:88.55

  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins):780

  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change:5-100

  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW:7

  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins):540

  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change:5-100

  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW:11

  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Charge Time (Mins):45

  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Percentage Change:20-80

  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Power Supply - kW:80

  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Charge Time (Mins):Not Available

  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Percentage Change:Not Available

  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Power Supply - kW:Not Available

  • Battery Leased:No

  • Battery Type:Lithium-ion

  • Charging Port Location:Left Side Rear

  • Coupler/Connector Type:Type 2

  • Maximum Charging Rate - kW:80

  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage:100000

  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years:8

  • Usable Battery Capacity:81.47

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City:471

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb:330

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City:293

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb:205

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO:Not Available

  • CO2:Data Not Available

  • HC:Not Available

  • HC+NOx:Not Available

  • Noise Level dB(A):Not Available

  • NOx:Not Available

  • Particles:Not Available

  • Standard Euro Emissions:Not Available

ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Automatic Transmission:Yes

  • Bore:Not Available

  • Catalytic Convertor:Not Available

  • CC:1

  • Compression Ratio:Not Available

  • Cooling System:Not Available

  • Cylinder Layout:Not Available

  • Cylinders:Not Available

  • Engine Codes:Not Available

  • Engine Layout:FRONT TRANSVERSE

  • Engine Make:Not Available

  • Fuel Delivery:Not Available

  • Fuel Type:ELECTRIC

  • Gears:1 SPEED

  • Manual Transmission:No

  • Number of Valves:Not Available

  • Stroke:Not Available

  • Valve gear:Not Available

FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC:Not Available

  • EC Combined:Not Available

  • EC Extra Urban:Not Available

  • EC Urban:Not Available

GENERAL
  • Alternator Amps:Not Available

  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicles safety give cause for concern?:No

  • Badge Engine CC:Data Not Available

  • Badge Power:177

  • Based On ID:Not Available

  • Battery AH:Not Available

  • Battery Volts:Not Available

  • Chassis Engine Number:Not Available

  • Clutch:Not Available

  • Coin Description:Not Available

  • Coin Gross Vehicle Weight Code:Not Available

  • Coin Power Output Code:Not Available

  • Coin Series:Not Available

  • Coin Wheelbase Description Code:Not Available

  • Coin Wheelbase Name Code:Not Available

  • Exhaust System:Not Available

  • Front Brakes:DISCS

  • Front Suspension:MCPHERSON STRUT

  • Generation Mark:1

  • Ghost model for valuation purposes:No

  • Hand Brake:Not Available

  • Insurance Group 1:Not Available

  • Insurance Group 2:Not Available

  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:10

  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:3

  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:Not Available

  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:Not Available

  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:Not Available

  • NCAP Overall Rating - LCV:Not Available

  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:Not Available

  • NCAP Safety Assist %:Not Available

  • Rear Brakes:DISCS

  • Rear Suspension:LEAF SPRINGS

  • Relative Height:H1

  • Relative Length:L1

  • Running Cost League Headings:MEDIUM

  • Special Edition:No

  • Special Order:No

  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage:60000

  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:5

  • Steering:PAS

  • Vehicle Homologation Class:N1

  • Vin/Frame No.:Not Available

PERFORMANCE
  • BHP:177

  • Engine Power KW:130

TEST CYCLES
  • Emissions Test Cycle:WLTP

  • RDE Certification Level:Not Available

TYRES
  • Alloys?:Yes

  • Automatic Clutch:Not Available

  • Plated 3rd Axle:Not Available

  • Plated 4th Axle:Not Available

  • Tyre Make:Not Available

  • Tyre Size Front:245/65 R17

  • Tyre Size Rear:245/65 R17

  • Wheel Style:Not Available

  • Wheel Type:17" ALLOY

VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height:1809

  • Height (including roof rails):Not Available

  • Length:5365

  • Load Deck Height:Not Available

  • Load Height:530

  • Load Length:1485

  • Load Space Width Between Wheel Arches:Not Available

  • Load Width:1510

  • Lower Rear Door Width:Not Available

  • Rear Door Height:Not Available

  • Side Load Door Height:Not Available

  • Side Load Door Width:Not Available

  • Turning Circle - Wall to Wall:Not Available

  • Upper Rear Door Width:Not Available

  • Wheelbase:3155

  • Width (excluding mirrors):1900

WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons:Not Available

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):Not Available

  • Gross Train Weight:4050

  • Gross Vehicle Weight:3300

  • Load Space Volume:Not Available

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):Not Available

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):Not Available

  • Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Removed:Not Available

  • Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Up:Not Available

  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Down:Not Available

  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Removed:Not Available

  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Up:Not Available

  • Max. Roof Load:Not Available

  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked:1000

  • Minimum Kerbweight:2300

  • No. of Seats:5

  • Payload:1000

  • Plated 2nd Axle:2100

  • Plated Front Axle:1200

By Line

Maxus tries its hand at a full-electric pick-up, the T90EV. Jonathan Crouch briefs you on it.

Ten Second Review

The Maxus T90EV was the UK's very first all-electric pick-up, but it certainly won't be the last. There are some compromises to make if you're to make the switch away from diesel in a truck of this kind, but the tax advantages are significant. A certain kind of customer might be tempted.

Background

The last bastion of combustion power is the pick-up truck. But even this rough and ready genre must one day fall to the EV revolution. Here, it already has. Enter the Maxus T90EV, our market's first full electric pick-up. This Chinese contender, sold in Thailand and Pakistan as the MG Extender, isn't quite as much of a genre-revolutionary product as it might first appear. Actually, all Maxus brand owner SAIC has done is rip out the normal T90's diesel engine and add a heavy drive battery to the same chassis. Still, it's the first EV pick-up we've seen - and that makes it very significant indeed.

Driving Experience

Let's address the elephant in the room right up-front: this T90EV doesn't have what you might think would be a prerequisite for most pick-ups; 4WD. Maxus says that likely customers - apparently people like highway agencies and country vets - think ground clearance of higher significance. Which is unfortunate because by pick-up standards, there's not a huge amount of that - 187mm (compare with the 310mm you get in a Toyota Hilux for instance). But those customers will be expecting to make compromises for the huge advantage of never having to fuel up ever again; except with charge - Maxus claims you'll be replenishing the 88.6kWh battery every 219 miles. It isn't particularly fast for an EV away from rest, but feels quite rapid for a pick-up. Top speed is limited to 80mph, but you wouldn't really want to go much faster than that anyway. It certainly feels weird to travel almost silently in a pick-up, without a rumbly diesel up-front. There's a rather intrusive Acoustic Vehicle Alert pedestrian safety noise under 20mph - and a firm ride. But no brake regen paddles or settings to better harvest energy back into the battery. You'll have to like light steering, which makes the T90 easy to manoeuvre but gives very little cornering feedback. For off-tarmac use, Hill Descent Control is standard: and Maxus says that a 4x4 version is coming in 2024. For this rear-driven variant, the approach and departure angles are, respectively, 27 and 24-degrees - which actually is better than we expected: a diesel Hilux manages 29 and 26-degrees. There's a decent 550mm wading depth too.

Design and Build

Normally with EVs, the only visual giveaways lie with altered badging and the lack of tailpipes. It's a bit different here. Because the 88.6kWh drive battery is too big to fit in the space vacated by the original version's diesel engine beneath the bonnet, it has to sit clearly visibly beneath the floor. Obviously, if Maxus parent SAIC had engineered this model as an EV from the start, it would have styled it more adventurously, but it's smart enough and comes as you'd expect only in a double cab body shape. A £50,000 truck is usually a pretty luxurious-feeling thing inside but here, the investment you're making is in the tax-saving drivetrain. Which is pretty clear from the moment you take a seat behind the plastic-rimmed wheel and note the lack of navigation or even a DAB radio on the central 10.25-inch screen. Still, there's not much wrong with the ergonomics, there's a big rotary gear selector and you're well-positioned on supportive seats with faux leather facings. It doesn't feel particularly futuristic or EV-like - there's an old-tech ignition key and a manual handbrake. And the indicator and wiper stalks are the wrong way round for our market, plus there's not much reach-adjustment on the steering wheel. The touch-sensitive climate controls are smart though and cabin space is reasonable. In the rear, the backrest is pretty upright and there are 12-volt and 3-pin plug sockets wired directly to the drive battery for powering your devices.

Market and Model

Even with an unknown Chinese badge on the grille, you won't expect an EV pick-up to be cheap - or you shouldn't anyway. This one isn't, costing from launch around £50,000 after deduction of the government's plug-in grant. That's for the rear-driven model we're looking at here. Maxus promises a 4x4 version in 2024. The brand is currently expanding its UK dealer network to a target figure of 65 outlets. You could certainly get a high-powered diesel pick-up for that and one fully loaded with equipment - in the way the T90EV isn't. There's faux leather upholstery and a large 10.25-inch centre touchscreen, but no navigation, cruise control or even a factory-fit DAB radio. But there's everything you really need, including a reversing camera, smartphone-mirroring and electronic stability control. You also get 17-inch alloy wheels, side steps, stainless steel sports bars, rear parking sensors, rain sensing wipers and front seat heating. You won't really be buying this Maxus for its equipment levels though. Ultimately, you'll either think this is a crazy proposition to take up. Or a crazy one to pass up, given the huge potential tax benefits. There'll be no in-betweens.

Practicalities & Costs

This is where you're going to have to decide whether the taxation benefits of choosing this EV-powered pick-up (which could be a five-figure sum) out-weigh the practicality downsides over an equivalent diesel model. We've already discussed the lack of 4WD, though Maxus plans to introduce a model that will rectify that. But the towing capacity still won't match that of a diesel - in this 2WD T90, it's restricted to just 1,000kg braked (or 750kg un-braked). Then there's payload. This T90 EV's introduction here was delayed while it was re-engineered to be able to carry a tonne of payload and therefore qualify under UK commercial vehicle registration regulations. You certainly won't be able to take any more than that. The cargo area is at least uncompromised over the diesel donor model. That means a load length of 1,485mm and a load width of 1,510mm. If you are fully loaded up, you can forget getting anywhere near the 219 mile EV range figure we quoted in our 'Driving' section. Even unloaded, 180 to 190 miles is a far more realistic figure - and it doesn't help that the range indicator tends to embellish the actual range remaining by between 10 and 20%. Maxus quotes an efficiency figure of 2.49 mi/kWh. The 88.6kWh battery can replenish itself at a rather modest maximum charge rate of 80kW. The connection is via a CCS port where the diesel model's fuel filler would be. Maxus claims that recharging from 20 to 80% is possible in 45 minutes from a high voltage DC source. At home using a 7kW wall box, you'd need 13-15 hours. An 11kW AC charge from 5-100% takes 9 hours. Servicing intervals are every 18,000 miles and there's a 5 year/100,000 mile warranty.

Summary

If your mental picture of a fully electric truck is something like a Ford F-150 Lightning or a Tesla Cybertruck, then a degree of readjustment will be necessary if you're to countenance a Maxus T90EV. It's nothing like either of those futuristic designs, in either style or performance. But unlike them, it does lie within the realms of affordability and is available in the UK now. What's certain here is that you can't just hand over the keys to your old diesel pick-up and expect anything remotely like-for-like in return. Particularly here, simply ripping out a diesel powertrain and inserting a battery one instead to an existing design was always going to require a few compromises. You might be tempted to make them though, once you take a look at the potential tax and running cost savings to be made here.

Electric
Customise your Quote
Select Initial Rental (Months)
1
month
 
3
months
 
6
months
 
9
months
 
12
months
 
Select Contract Length (months)
24
contract
months
 
36
contract
months
 
48
contract
months
 
Select Annual Mileage
Would you like to receive a quote for maintenance and servicing for this vehicle?
Yes - I would like to receive a quote for servicing and maintenance for this vehicle
No - I understand I will be responsible for maintenance and servicing costs of my vehicle
Vehicle Information
List Price
£61,050.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Electric
Fuel Consumption
0-62 mph
Engine Size
0.0
No. of Doors
0
CO2
TBC g/km
Arrangement Fee will be applied and an excess mileage charge and/or damage charge may apply at end of contract.
Vehicle Contracts offers advice solely on Contract Hire and Personal Contract Hire from a panel of finance companies.
Images shown are for illustration purposes only.
Business Lease
£656.98
Initial Rental (Exc VAT)
£5,912.82
Email me this quote

MAXUS T90 Electric

Elite 130kW Elite Double Cab Pickup 88.5kWh Auto

MAXUS T90 ELECTRIC Elite
Your Summary
Contract Hire
exc. VAT
£656.98
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£5,912.82 ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not included
List Price
£61,050.00
Arrangements Fee
£240 +VAT
Road Tax
Included
Delivery
Free UK mainland
Excess Mileage
TBC

More Special Offers

MERCEDES-BENZ
eVITO
85kW 66kWh Progressive Van Auto
Electric
In Stock
MERCEDES-BENZ eVITO Special Offer
View Offer
Business lease (ex VAT)
£289.99
Initial payment
£2,609.91
Prices based on 24 months, 5000 miles PA
NISSAN
TOWNSTAR L1 ELECTRIC
Tekna 90kW Tekna Van Auto 45kWh
Pre-Reg
Electric
In Stock
NISSAN TOWNSTAR L1 ELECTRIC Special Offer
View Offer
Business lease (ex VAT)
£179.99
Initial payment
£1,619.91
Prices based on 24 months, 5000 miles PA
FORD
RANGER
Pick Up Double Cab Wildtrak 2.0 EcoBlue 205 Auto
Pre-Reg
In Stock
FORD RANGER Special Offer
View Offer
Business lease (ex VAT)
£436.07
Initial payment
£3,924.63
Prices based on 36 months, 5000 miles PA