Mercedes Benz eVito electric van arrives in the UK

Mercedes Benz eVito electric van arrives in the UK


Mercedes Benz has launched its eVito, with prices and specifications confirmed for the UK. With a range of 93 miles on a charge, the eVito van is available in two lengths, and is eligible for the UK Plug-in Van Grant (PiVG).

Prices start at £39,895 and £40,415 for the L2 and L2 versions respectively – both ex VAT – with 20% off the purchase cost up to a maximum fo £8,000 through the grant. Prices exclude grant, delivery charges, and first registration fee.

Both have a gross vehicle weight rating of 3,200 kg, meaning the shorter L2 eVito can carry a payload of up to 923 kg, and the L3 an 898 kg payload.

Power comes from an 85 kW electric motor which drives the front wheels. There is multi-stage brae energy recuperation available 0 D- / D / D+ and D++ – and three drive modes in the form of Comfort, Economy, and Economy Plus.

The battery fitted is a 41 kWh pack with 35 kWh of that usable. This allows for a combined range of 93 miles on a charge, and it can be recharged via the 7.4 kW on-board charger in around six hours via a Type 2 inlet. There is no rapid charging capability.

There are two trim levels, Pure and Progressive. Entry level Pure includes features such as hill-start assist, sliding doors on both sides, Mercedes Pro connect, a heated drivers’ seat, air conditioning, 4 metre charging cable, and vehicle tracker.

Progressive adds body colour bumpers, front fog lights, 75 mph speed limiter, upgraded audio system, and lumbar support. Mercedes Pro Connect is a service that’s free for the first three years and includes remote access, digital drivers’ log, drive style monitor, service monitoring, parking time monitor, and geo-fence options. For the eVito, it also enables pre-conditioning.

The eVito is the first pure-electric van for Mercedes to arrive in 2020, with the larger eSprinter due later in the year. With electric vans ideally suited to delivery work – particularly in urban areas – the plug-in LCV market is set to increase rapidly in the coming 12 months.