Mercedes Vito gets an EV sibling, American availability not confirmed

Mercedes Vito gets an EV sibling, American availability not confirmed

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz Vito van is slated to come soon, along with a host of updates. However, one of the many updates is that the vehicle will boast an all-electric model, dubbed as eVito Tourer.

The Mercedes eVito will have the German automaker’s eATS electric powertrain under the hood. The mechanism has a front-mounted motor that would be capable of producing a maximum power of 204 hp, along with a peak torque of 362 Nm. The built of the chassis is such that the electric motor, powertrain controls, and transmission are all built together in a compact unit under the hood. The electric motor is powered by a 90 kW battery that is claimed to be charged up to 80% in just 45 seconds.

Mercedes Vito EV

According to Mercedes-Benz, the eVito van will have a driving range of up to 420 kilometers (260 miles). It will top at a speed of 140 kmph (87 mph), while additional inputs can increase the top speed to 150 kmph (99 mph). The electric vehicle will even have a driver-selectable, regenerative braking setup. This braking system is actuated by a paddle behind the steering, which will allow for a better cruising, along with increased efficiency.

Mercedes eVito battery socket

The Mercedes eVito will have a host of smart features, thanks to Mercedes PRO, the automaker’s fleet management tool. This feature will help new drivers to get used to driving EVs better. Besides just that, there will also be smart charging and pre-conditioning for the interior. The automaker will even offer a charging station for buyers that can be installed at home or commercial workplaces. Fleet operators, who need more than one charging station, can get in touch with the company’s partners’ network to get it covered.

Mercedes eVito  rear

As for the styling, the eVito will have the same cues as the combustion Vito. The seats will be done in Caluma upholstery instead of Tunja fabric. The infotainment system will have a more intelligent driver’s interface.

As of now, we don’t know much about Mercedes’ plans of bringing the eVito to the American market. Locally, the German automaker sells the Vito as the Metris. So, it remains to be seen whether it brings the eMetris here to compete against the upcoming Ford Transit EV.

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