eVito sounds like it could be a musical and for many it could well be music to their
ears, but it’s actually an electric version of Mercedes-Benz’ Vito delivery van. It
comes in two flavours, Panel Van and the eVito Tourer, an eight-seat people mover.
Together with Renault’s Kangoo ZE, they are the only electric vans offered so far in
the Australian market.

Benz says not only does the eVito Panel Van provide customers with the option to
tangibly reduce running and maintenance costs, it also creates a powerful marketing
tool to demonstrate their commitment to operating sustainably.

The eVito Tourer, meanwhile, is set to become the first all-electric eight-seat people
mover to enter the Australian passenger and commercial vehicle market, creating a
highly attractive and cost-effective option for a variety of commercial operators.

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.
eVito Panel Van

With a 60 kW/h battery, eVito Panel Van priced from $89,353, is powered by a single
an electric motor that produces 85kW of power and 360Nm of torque, with drive to
the front wheels via a single-speed transmission.

eVito Panel Van

Energy consumption is estimated at 27.36 kWh/100km, equating to an estimated
driving range of up to 260km (WLTP).

Charging time from 0-100 per cent using an 11kW AC charger takes 6.5 hours; with
an 80kW DC fast charger 10 to 80 per cent can take as little as 35 minutes.

DC is faster but AC is more cost-effective for overnight charging. Either way it uses
the vehicle’s inbuilt Type 2 (CCS) charging system.

There are five regenerative modes that recover energy during deceleration. DAuto
mode uses a radar sensor to automatically adjust the level to the traffic situation.

The Panel Van can carry an 882kg payload, with a GVM of 3200kg and up to 6.0
cubic metres of cargo volume available.

Loading space that is 2398mm long, 1709mm wide (excluding wheel arches) and
1392 mm high.

eVito Tourer

The eVito Tourer, formerly called the Valente, is equipped with a more powerful
electric motor that delivers 150kW and 365Nm.

With a larger 90kW/h battery and power consumption of 26.15 kWh/100km it’s good
for up to 356km.

Charging using an AC charging takes 10 hours, or 45 minutes with a DC fast

The Tourer is priced from $116,115.


About Chris Riley

Chris Riley has been a journalist for 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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