Mercedes’ electric eVito van is now available to order in the UK, providing urban operators with a zero-emission solution for everyday operations.
Arriving a year later than expected – and due to be joined by the eSprinter panel van later in 2020 – it offers a 92-mile average range and is priced from £39,895. This price doesn’t include VAT but also excludes the Plug-in Van Grant, which gives 20% off the list price up to a maximum of £8,000, bringing the price down to around £31,916.
It’s available in front-wheel drive format only, offers 85kW (around 115hp) of power with 300Nm of torque and comes in two lengths: L2 and L3. The L2 model offers 6.0m3 cargo volume and has a 2,277kg kerb weight, 3,200kg GVW, and a payload of 923kg. For the L3 (which is priced from £40,415 excluding both VAT and the PiVG), this rises to 6.6m3 cargo volume, 2,302kg kerb weight, 3,200kg GVW, and a payload of 898kg.
It’s offered in two trim levels: Pure – which mirrors the existing Vito Pure model line – and Progressive.
Standard equipment on the Pure trim level includes 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.
The eVito also comes as standard with a raft of Mercedes Pro connect connected driver services; heated drivers’ seat; air conditioning; a four-metre charging cable; and a CanTrack vehicle tracker.
The eVito Progressive adds to this with 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. It’s priced from £41,600 and £42,120 (both excluding VAT and PiVG) for the L3 variant.