Prices for the all-electric Mercedes-Benz eVito panel van will start from £43,600, excluding VAT and the OZEV grant contribution.
The Mercedes-Benz eVito now has a 66kWh battery delivering a combined WLTP range of up to 162 miles and rapid charging, allowing a 10-80% charge in 35 minutes.
AC fast charging to 100% capacity takes six and a half hours using an 11kW Wallbox Type 2 charger, and approximately 20 hours using a regular domestic power outlet.
Gearshift paddles allow drivers to adjust the recuperation mode, and a new DAUTO recuperation mode determines whether the van should glide with least possible resistance, or decelerate and recover energy into the battery.
The eVito’s electric motor drives the front wheels, delivering peak output of 116 hp, and up to 360 Nm of torque. The 3.2-tonne vehicle offers a payload allowance of up to 807 kg and a maximum load volume of 6.6m3. The battery is housed beneath the floor, so does not impinge on the available space. The cargo area is easily accessed via sliding doors on body sides of the vehicle, as well as from the rear.
A seven-inch touchscreen provides connectivity via digital devices to a variety of services, including remote eCharging and Navigation with Electronic Intelligence, which allows routes to be plotted with reference to public charge points.
Drivers can use the pre-conditioning function in the Mercedes me app to programme cooling or heating of their van while it is charging, conserving battery life and maximising range.
The new eVito is available in the PROGRESSIVE trimline – standard specification includes air conditioning, a Comfort driver’s seat with heating, a reversing camera, and the AUDIO 30 entertainment system with DAB radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
There’s also a new PREMIUM line adding styling features such as metallic paint with colour-coded bumpers, 17-inch, aerodynamically-optimised light alloy wheels, a chrome grille and a leather-covered steering wheel, along with driver aids including PARKTRONIC parking sensors, front fog lights, electrically-folding door mirrors and lumbar support for the seat.
Prices for new eVito panel van start at £43,600 for the L2 PROGRESSIVE variant, excluding VAT and the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) grant contribution, which is currently worth £5,000.
The Mercedes-Benz eVito is now available for order by UK customers, with production and first deliveries starting in March.
Mercedes-Benz will soon offer a small electric van in the form of the eCitan.