Mercedes-Benz eVito (2019–)
- November 2017: Mercedes-Benz eVito launched
- January 2020: UK prices and specifications for eVito
- January 2022: Mercedes-Benz eVito gets new battery and 162-miles range
Mercedes-Benz eVito launched
with a range of around 193 miles and a top speed of 74mph, the all-electric van will carry more than 1000kg and provide cargo volume of up to 6.6 m3. Prices start at £35,000 before Government plug-in grant.
With an installed battery capacity of 41.4 kWh, the range of the new eVito will be around 150km. Even in unfavourable conditions such as low outside temperatures and with a full load, it will have a range of 100 km. The mid-size van is thus perfectly configured for city-centre use by delivery companies,
tradespeople and public transport providers. The battery can be fully charged in around six hours, while an output of 84kW and up to 300Nm of torque deliver dynamic performance.
Initially, it will be possible to pre-order the eVito with one of two wheelbases. The long-wheelbase version has a total vehicle length of 5140mm, while the extra-long version measures 5370mm. Maximum payload is 1073kg and a maximum load volume of 6.6 m3. Installation of the battery beneath the vehicle contributes to the unrestricted usability of the entire load space. The maximum gross vehicle
weight stands at 3200kg.
UK prices and specifications for eVito
Available in two lengths, and priced from £39,895 ex VAT, eVito is eligible for the Office For Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) Grant. This means that customers can benefit from a 20 per cent reduction on the vehicle purchase price, up to a maximum of £8000.
The front-wheel drive eVito has been aligned with the current Vito range and offers a standard specification that mirrors the Pure model line, including: a height and rake adjustable steering wheel; Hill Start Assist; electrically adjustable heated exterior mirrors; sliding doors on both sides of the vehicle; wood flooring; and an adaptive brake light.
In addition to the Pure specification, the eVito exclusively offers: Mercedes Pro connect; heated drivers’ seat; Tempmatic air conditioning; a four-metre charging cable; and a CanTrack vehicle tracker, all as standard too.
Priced from £39,895 ex VAT for the eVito Van Pure L2, and £40,415 ex VAT for the eVito Van Pure L3, the L2 model offers 6.0 m3 cargo volume, 2,277kg kerb weight, 3,200kg GVW, and a payload of 923kg. The L3 offers 6.6 m3 cargo volume, 2,302kg kerb weight, 3,200kg GVW, and a payload of 898kg.
In addition to the Pure trim, the eVito Progressive trim will also be available and includes the following additions; colour coded bumpers, full wheel covers, front fog lights, Headlight Assist, 75mph speed limiter, Audio 15, lumbar support and electrically foldable mirrors, all as standard. The eVito Progressive van L2 will be available from £41,600 ex VAT and £42,120 ex VAT for the L3 variant.
For both specification levels, Mercedes Pro connect comes as standard and is free for the first three years, with benefits including; Remote Access, Digital Drivers’ Log, Drive Style monitoring, real-time variable servicing monitoring, parking time monitor and geo-fence options. In addition for the eVito, the vehicle benefits from pre-conditioning of the heaters, and highlights the vehicle charging options nearby.
Mercedes-Benz eVito gets new battery and 162-miles range
Updated eVito will reach showrooms in March 2022 and be priced from £43,600, excluding VAT and OZEV grant contribution.
Combined WLTP range of up to 162 miles, the new van uses a 66kWh battery with Rapid DC charging – max 10-80% charge in 35 minutes. AC fast charging to 100 per cent capacity takes six-and-a-half hours using an 11kW Wallbox Type 2 charger, and approximately 20 hours using a regular domestic power outlet.
As with previous eVito models, gearshift paddles allow drivers to adjust the recuperation mode by which battery charge is extended through the recovery of energy when decelerating. A ‘first’ for the latest version is the DAUTO recuperation mode, which 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 and steady outputs of 116 hp and 95 hp respectively, 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 safely 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.
As with all Mercedes-Benz vans, the eVito comes with a three-year, unlimited mileage warranty, although the battery cover extends to eight years or 160,000km. Anti-theft protection in the form of double locks and a Thatcham Category 1-approved alarm, and award-winning MobiloVan support with free, round-the-clock emergency roadside assistance including out-of-charge cover, add further peace of mind for customers.
The new van is also equipped as standard with an intuitively-operated, seven-inch touchscreen with smartphone integration, and comes with a three-year subscription to the Mercedes me app. This provides connectivity via digital devices to a variety of services, including remote eCharging, Navigation with Electronic Intelligence, which allows routes to be plotted with reference to public charge points, and live tracking and remote locking.