Mercedes-Benz Vans introduces all-electric range to Australia

Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia has introduced the new eVito range, comprising the work-focused eVito Panel Van and the eVito Tourer, an eight-seat people mover.

The new eVito pairing marks the first time that Mercedes-Benz Vans has offered its Australian customers not one, but two EV alternatives, adding extra momentum to the company’s goal to offer electrified models across its entire range.

The eVito Panel Van, according to Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia, provides its customers with the option to tangibly reduce their running and maintenance costs, but also, it said, creates a powerful marketing tool to demonstrate their commitment to operating sustainably.

The eVito Tourer will be the first all-electric eight-seat people mover to enter the Australian passenger and commercial vehicle market.

Equipped with a more powerful electric motor sending 150 kW and 365 Nm to the front wheels, the eVito Tourer is characterised by having power consumption of 26.15  kW/h per 100km which gives the vehicle an indicative touring range of up to 421 km (NEDC) between recharges.

Formerly known as the Valente, the eVito Tourer is expected to be joined later this year by the all-electric EQV, a luxurious seven-seat people mover designed from the ground up by Mercedes-EQ to serve the discerning needs of both families and luxury-focused business customers.

The eVito Panel Van solely utilises an electric motor, sending 85 kW of power and 360 Nm of torque from the 60 kW/h battery pack to the front wheels via a single-speed transmission.

Energy consumption is estimated at 27.36 kW/h per 100km, equating to an estimated driving range of up to 262 km (NEDC) between recharging.

This makes the eVito Panel Van, according to Mercedes-Benz Vans, an ideal companion for inner urban delivery loops.

Charging time from 0-100 per cent using Alternating Current (AC) with a charging power of 11kW is estimated to take approximately 6.5 hours.

A Direct Current (DC) fast charger (80 kW) can top up the battery pack from 10 per cent to 80 per cent in as little as 35 minutes.

The DC option offers speed, while AC is more cost-effective for overnight charging.

Either method utilises the vehicle’s inbuilt Type 2 (CCS) charging system.

The eVito Panel Van and eVito Tourer both require servicing every 12 months or 40,000 km (whichever occurs first), and are covered by 24-hour roadside assistance support.

The standard warranty covers each vehicle for five years or 250,000 km, and the battery for eight years or 160,000 km.

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