Daimler has announced that the new Mercedes-Benz eVito panel van will receive a comprehensive update of the electric powertrain and a new battery with a usable capacity of 60 kWh.
Daimler revealed that the new Mercedes-Benz eVito retains the same electric powertrain that drives the front wheels with a peak power of 85 kW. It has a water-cooled AC on-board charger with a charging capacity of max. 11 kW. It was further revealed that with the standard charging power of a maximum of 50 kW or optionally a maximum of 80 kW, the eVito can be charged from 10 to 80% at a DC fast charging station in about 50 or 35 minutes. The battery with a usable capacity of 60 kWh allows a range of 242‑314 kilometers.
It is being reported that the van now also offers various recuperation levels to charge its battery while driving by means of an intelligent operating strategy. The driver can change the strength of the recuperation via shift paddles behind the steering wheel as required. These made in Germany emission-free vans can be ordered in two different lengths: One with a total length of 5,140 millimetres and another as an extra-long version, which comes to 5,370 millimetres.
Klaus Rehkugler, vice-president sales & marketing Mercedes‑Benz Vans at the start of sales of the new eVito said, “Looking at its equipment specification, attractive leasing rates and available public subsidies, the eVito is on par with a conventionally powered Vito in terms of TCO in many use cases. This is an important aspect, especially for businesses focussing on trade and craftsmanship or fleet managers, and once again makes it clear that electric mobility is now absolutely suitable for everyday use.”
Technical data of the Mercedes‑Benz eVito panel van
|CO2 emissions||0 g/km|
|Electrical consumption (combined)(WLTP)  ||27,2-21,3 kWh/100 km|
|Electrical range (combined) (WLTP)1,2||242-314 km|
|Min. charging time at a wallbox or at a public charging station (AC charging, max. 11 kW)||< 6.5 h (0-100 %)|
|Min. charging time at a fast-charging stationDC charging, max. 50 kW, standard3DC charging, max. 80 kW, option3||approx. 50 min (10-80 %)4approx. 35 min (10-80 %)4|
|Drive system||Front-wheel drive|
|Output (peak)||85 kW (116 hp)|
|Output (steady)||70 kW (95 hp)|
|Max. torque||Up to 360 Nm|
|Battery capacity (usable)||60 kWh|
|Battery capacity (installed)||66 kWh|
|Lengths||5140 mm, 5370 mm|
|Load capacity||Long: 6.0 m³, Extra-long: 6.6 m³|
|Max. payload||Long: 888 kg, Extra-long: 853 kg|
|Speed limitation||80 km/h (standard), 100 & 120 km/h (option)|