Mercedes eVito Tourer and EQV with cheaper battery variant

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As a specialist for locally emission-free commercial passenger transport, the eVito Tourer has been demonstrating the suitability for everyday use of battery-powered vans from Mercedes-Benz for more than a year: be it as a hotel shuttle, as a large-capacity taxi or as a vehicle for on-demand mobility concepts in local public transport (further information). As an alternative to the eVito Tourer with a usable battery capacity of 90 kWh, Mercedes-Benz Vans is now also offering the electric van in another variant with a usable battery capacity of 60 kWh. Commercial customers in particular have even more options to choose the version that suits their purpose and business model.

The new variant of the eVito Tourer is of interest to customers who travel on routes that can be planned or shorter distances, e.g.B. are traveling in school transport, appreciate the lower entry-level price or want to use the higher payload for luggage with a weight saving of 150 kg. The range of the eVito Tourer with a 60 kWh battery is up to 239 km. The standard fast charging function has a charging capacity of 50 kW, with an optional 80 kW possible. The battery is then charged from 10 to 80 percent in just over 35 minutes.

The price of the eVito Tourer starts at 60.678.10 euros for the long version, i.e. a good 3500 euros cheaper than the eVito with the large battery. Included is a service package for four years, which covers the cost of maintenance work in accordance with service books and manufacturer’s specifications during this period, as well as the Mercedes-Benz Battery Certificate up to 160.000 kilometers or eight years. This price does not take into account the various funding programs for electromobility at federal, state or municipal level. Information on this is available from the Mercedes-Benz branches and from Mercedes-Benz dealers.

Mercedes-Benz EQV: MPV for families and recreational athletes with a lot of luggage

Environmentally conscious families or recreational athletes who rely on a higher payload in favor of more luggage or heavy equipment or who mainly use the vehicle for short to medium distances also now have the option of choosing the EQV 250, a variant with a usable battery capacity of 60 kWh. The range here is up to 236 km, the 80 kW fast charging function is already part of the standard equipment for the EQV 250, as is high-quality interior equipment, e.g.B. with the MBUX infotainment system. In terms of price, the EQV 250 starts at 67.818.10 euros, also a good 3500 euros cheaper than the version with a large battery pack.

Interested parties who are not sure which variant is the perfect solution for them or whether the smaller battery capacity is sufficient for them can find out with the free EQ Ready app by analyzing their respective mobility behavior, as the manufacturer reports.

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2 thoughts on “Mercedes eVito Tourer and EQV with cheaper battery variant”

  1. Hmmmpf…a good 5% less for 2/3 the battery capacity, doesn’t sound very convincing now. If you hold back a little when ticking the extras from the Mercedes-typical long list of extras, or if you opt for a one-day license (if available), you can certainly save more here. The resale value shouldn’t be as great with the small battery either. So a clear case for lessees, like the shuttle taxis mentioned. Mercedes seems to see a market here, otherwise they wouldn’t offer it, unfortunately I don’t have the necessary imagination here…(If the calculated residual value is lower, the leasing rate for the variant with a small battery cannot be significantly lower?)

  2. Just for the positioning of the charging connections (“tank cap”) on electric cars:

    The charging connection (“fuel cap”) of an electric car is (at least in my opinion) on the >>>passenger side<<< basically the most sense (at least in countries where there is right-hand traffic and the steering wheel is on the left). The charging stations are often located on the footpath and therefore on the right side of a parked vehicle when it is parked at the side of the road.

    An e-car charging connection on the left side of the car makes little sense, because when e-cars are parked/charging on the side of the road, you often have to laboriously wrap the charging cable around the whole car in order to get over to the charging station on the footpath. NIn addition, the charging cable then often protrudes ugly, impractical and dangerous in the direction of the side of the road on which traffic is being driven.

    With the car in the picture above, for example, I would have placed the connection exactly as a mirror image on the passenger side. The charging connection on the passenger side at the rear, classic above the rear wheel, is definitely not bad either. But in narrow parking spaces/loading bays between two cars, you might get stuck on the plug more quickly. As such, the location of the charging port on the passenger side in the corner of a car, either front or rear, might not be so inconvenient after all.

    And maybe even 2 charging connections per car are feasible?


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