Mercedes-Benz Vito Tourer will receive a fully electric versionMarch 11, 2020
The 2020 model year Mercedes-Benz Vito family of commercial vehicles will receive several important updates, including the all-electric version of the eVito Tourer passenger van, which will be very similar to the Mercedes eSprinter and eVito, as well as the recently introduced luxury EQV van.
The new Mercedes eVito will be powered by the eATS electric propulsion system, in which a front electric motor with a peak power of 204 hp is installed. (362 Nm). The novelty will receive a battery with a capacity of 90 kWh, which, according to Mercedes, can be recharged by 80 percent in less than 45 minutes.
The automaker claims that the electric van has a range of just over 418 km, while the standard eVito can move at speeds up to 140 km / h, for an additional fee the speed can be “increased” to 159 km / h.
Moreover, regenerative braking of the driver’s choice, driven by the blades behind the wheel, provides both more simple hillside movement and more efficient energy recovery. The automatic brake recovery setting uses road sign recognition and environmental conditions to assess how regeneration is appropriate for the situation.
EVito has many of the same updates as the rest of the 2020 Vito models. A slightly modified front false radiator grille and a Mercedes emblem with a star emphasize external changes, while round air vents slightly update the interior. The new Caluma textile upholstery replaces Tunja fabric in the cabin, and infotainment system updates help streamline the driver’s interface.
More significant are the additional safety features that are now available for Vito. Automatic emergency braking, adaptive Distronic cruise control and a new rear-view mirror. A nine-speed automatic transmission will also be offered.
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