With the fitting of a new, longer-range battery, owners of the latest Mercedes-Benz all-electric eVito panel van can now service customers roughly double the distance away without the need to stop-and-charge.
A boon to courier companies, urban distributors and those servicing customers within city and outer suburban environments, this ability to travel a longer distance is made possible by a 70 percent higher battery capacity compared to the previous variant. In operational terms, owners can now match sustainability with greater productivity to an extent that was not possible previously.
“With its higher-capacity 60 kWh battery, and its significantly longer, one-charge operational range of 242-314 kilometres (WLTP ), the latest eVito will appeal to an even wider range of users,” Fergus Conheady, sales manager in Ireland for Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles, commented.
Under its front end is an electric powertrain that drives the front wheels with a peak power of 85 kW. A water-cooled AC on-board charger with a maximum charging capacity of 11kW means it is prepared for AC charging. A CCS charging socket in the front left bumper also makes fast charging by means of direct current possible.
Thanks to a standard charging power of a maximum of 50 kW – or optionally to a maximum 80 kW – the eVito can be charged from 10% to 80% in about 50 or 35 minutes, depending on model. With the battery located underfloor, the eVito offers up to 6.6 cubic metres of loading space. It can be ordered in two different lengths: one with a length of 5,140mm and an extra-long version of 5,370mm.