Mercedes-Benz has received orders for a total of 450 eVito from two customers. The British vehicle rental company Northgate Vehicle Hire has ordered 350 electric transporters, while an order for 150 eVito comes from the Swiss parcel service Quickpac.
According to the publication Professional Van, Northgate is to become the first rental company to offer the Mercedes eVito to its customers in the UK. The total of 350 units are to be put into the company’s fleets in the course of this year.
The Mercedes-Benz eVito is to be used with the larger battery that was unveiled in December 2021. The battery now comes with an energy content of 60 kWh (net, 66 kWh gross) and is said to offer a range of up to 314 kilometres according to WLTP. “The ongoing analysis of the mileage data produced across our customers’ fleets proves that the range provided by the eVito is more than practical for their daily usage,” said Neil McCrossan, Northgate’s sales and marketing director.
The rental company already offers Volkswagen’s Abt E-Transporter, the Peugeot e-Expert as well as the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter. With the eVito, Northgate is thus offering its customers in Great Britain another electric transporter option
At the same time, over in Switzerland, Swiss parcel service provider will also be relying on Mercedes’ eVito in future. The company has now ordered 100 units of the electric van. These complement the fleet that already consists of 174 Renault Kangoo Z.E. vehicles. Michel Boha, Managing Director and Head of Operations & Infrastructure at Quickpac, explains why no further E-Kangoo have been ordered: “Since the proven Renault Kangoo Z.E. is currently not available due to model changeover, we evaluated various other electric vehicle types.” According to Boha, the Mercedes eVito met these evaluation criteria. Furthermore: “State-of-the-art technology, larger charging volume, faster electric charging performance, the quick availability and a good price-performance ratio convinced us completely.”
The 100 electric transporters will be distributed among the Quickpac depots in Dietikon, Hägendorf, St. Gallen and Winterthur, and Bern near where Quickpac signed a lease last month to build its fifth new depot in Ostermundigen.
Quickpac has been delivering parcels with electric vehicles since 2019. The lease for the fourth depot – which was at St. Gallen at the time – was signed in summer 2021. With the construction of the fifth depot, Quickpac is thus expanding emission-free and quiet parcel delivery with electric vehicles.
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