In a nutshell:
- Popular Mercedes-Benz eVito gets a makeover for 2021.
- Better kit as standard and a plush new trim level brings it in line with diesel models.
- Power remains the same as does 92 miles range between charges.
- Minor styling tweak ensures the eVito still looks one of the best in class.
The Mercedes-Benz eVito has ‘evolved’ for 2021 - and while the styling changes are minimal, owners can now enjoy better tech as standard.
The eVito went on sale earlier this year to great fanfare, becoming the first all-electric medium sized van to become available in the UK.
With an average range of 92 miles between charges, and a payload of either 905kg and 890kg, depending on whether you choose the ‘L2’ or ‘L3’ model, it’s proved extremely popular among those who need to criss-cross cities rather than travel long distances.
While the eVito, like its sister ICE van the Vito, has an air of quality about it, the interior was perhaps considered slightly sparse compared with diesel rivals.
But Mercedes-Benz has looked to address that with this new update.
The styling pretty much remains the same as before, barring a new front grille with chrome fins.
Yet inside the cabin you get a new infotainment system with DAB radio, a reverse camera, and an anti-theft Protection Package with double-locks all as standard on the base ‘PROGRESSIVE’ trim.
There’s also a brand new trim level, which has been borrowed from the diesel Vito, called ‘PLUS Package’, which features electrically foldable mirrors, colour-coded bumpers, full wheel covers, a 75mph speed limiter, and ‘PARKTRONIC’ parking sensors.
Powering the eVito is a 35kWh battery and a 115 PS electric motor giving 300 Nm of torque for a silky smooth ride quality.
It has a 92-mile WLTP combined range - which Mercedes-Benz says is achieved in the balanced drive mode ‘E’ - and a six hour charging time, based on three-phase charging.
Sure, rivals like the Citroen e-Dispatch and Peugeot e-Expert are available with a larger battery and bigger driving range, but Mercedes-Benz is pitching this vehicle at customers who need to lug large loads across relatively short distances.
A spokesperson says: “Offered in a choice of two lengths, and two trim levels, the evolved Mercedes-Benz eVito now benefits from many of the new features added to the diesel Vito earlier in the year, with the PROGRESSIVE trim level offering greater specification enhancements as the entry to the range, and the PLUS Package available for the eVito for the first time.”
It’s priced from £40,895 to buy outright - or you can lease an eVito through our Mercedes evito lease page here.
If the eVito simply isn’t big enough for your needs, worry not - because Mercedes-Benz has also just revealed details of the upcoming eSprinter, the electric version of one of the UK’s most popular vans.
Here the payload increases to 1045kg.
And like the eVito, the eSprinter comes in two variants - both fully electric - and has a similar range of 96 miles. Thankfully, the battery can also be restored from 10-80% in just 30 mins via a Dc 80kW charging kit.
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