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Mercedes eVito gains larger battery and rapid charging

Mercedes eVito

Mercedes-Benz Vans has launched a new version of the eVito with a longer range, larger battery and rapid charging.

The new 66kWh battery is almost double the size of the old one, boosting the van's range from 92 miles to 162 miles.

Pricing has increased to reflect the new specification, with the eVito now available from £43,600 (CV OTR ex grant).

DC rapid charging allows the new battery to achieve a 10-80% charge in 35 minutes, using an 80kW charger.

The eVito L2 offers a load volume of 6.0 cubic metres and a maximum payload of 807Kg, while the L3 has 6.6 cubic metres of space and can carry up to 772Kg.

Standard equipment on the entry-level Progressive variant includes a touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone integration, air conditioning and a heated driver’s seat.

New features include; Active Brake Assist with pedestrian recognition technology, Attention Assist and Cruise Control with Adaptive speed limiter function.

All eVito models also comes with a three-year subscription to the Mercedes Me app, which provides navigation, live tracking and remote climate preconditioning.

The eVito Premium, costing £46,900, adds alloy wheels, body colour bumpers, parking sensors and metallic paint.

To simplify the ordering process, Mercedes-Benz Vans UK has introduced four option packages. These incorporate commonly specified additional features in bundles starting at £432. They are: Load Area Package, Technology Package PLUS, Comfort Package PLUS and Driver assistance Package.

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 new addition for the latest version is the D-Auto 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 116PS and 360 Nm of torque.

At the end of 2020 Mercedes-Benz Vans was placed second by sales volume in the market for electric vans. In 2021, it maintained this position and more than doubled the number of electric van registrations achieved in 2020.

Later this year, Mercedes-Benz Vans will launch the new eCitan in the small van segment.

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