The first eVito models (available as the eVito panel van and the eVito Tourer) have officially hit the streets of Austria. The eVito is right at home in urban delivery operations, and its range and cargo space meet the needs of trades people and service technicians, in particular. The van’s battery capacity of 41.4 kWh provides a range of around 150 kilometres, or around 100 kilometres in less-favourable conditions. A six-hour charge will bring it back up to full range once again. The eVito’s list price starts at 41,200 euro, excl. taxes. At the end of 2019, Mercedes-Benz Austria will expand its eVan portfolio to include the eSprinter.
Ideal charging solutions for an electric Starfleet
Buying an electric car is only the first step towards the sustainable mobility of the future. When it comes to efficiently charging vehicle fleets of all sizes, a bespoke solution is called for. Customers of Mercedes-Benz Austria can rely on The Mobility House to assist them with all the steps needed to make this a reality.
It starts with an individual product consultation and helpful tips for charging electric vans like the Mercedes-Benz eVito or (from the end of 2019) the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter. It doesn’t matter whether you want to charge your electric car as quickly as possible on a direct current charging station, as efficiently as possible with a wallbox, or as flexibly as possible with a mobile charging solution. There is suitable hardware for everyone, from private customers with only one vehicle and relatively modest requirements to large fleets with an intelligently networked charging infrastructure that is efficiently integrated into the power grid. Qualified electricians ensure that all necessary accessories such as cables, adapters, stands or fuse components are on hand during installation and set-up, so the first steps to electric mobility are trouble-free.
The company provides support Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm to help their customers with technical problems or questions about monitoring, charging and energy management, integration of a solar power system, or billing of charging processes.
Intelligent eCharging makes electric mobility more efficient
As part of their partnership, Mercedes-Benz and The Mobility House have developed a joint product — “Intelligent eCharging”. This is based on the Munich technology company’s intelligent charging management and is specially designed to meet the needs of vehicle fleets. The system is integrated into Mercedes PRO connect — the digital services that are paving the way towards economically efficient fleet management. These include service and maintenance management as well as driving-style analysis, improved communication between fleet manager and driver, and the ability to remotely check if all doors are locked and windows are closed.
Mercedes PRO connect makes it possible to get information about the battery’s charge status, range and end of the charging process as well as making it easy to pre-heat or pre-cool the car. In the winter, the driver can step into a warm car; in the summer, a cool one. The battery temperature is also pre-adjusted to the ideal operating temperature, which helps to increase the range. By avoiding peak loads, the costs of charging the fleet can be optimised and the charging process can be controlled without any additional grid connection costs. After launching in Germany, the joint product is expected to be available in Austria starting in the 4th quarter of 2019.