Do you have seven children? Do you frequently make 320-odd kilometre car journeys? Are you looking for a way to cut your CO2 emissions? Are you sick of all these questions? If you answered yes to all, then a) sorry, and b) Mercedes has just the thing for you. That thing being the eVito Tourer.
Okay, okay – we know of course that the Tourer will almost never be used as a family car. It’ll mainly be deployed as a taxi or a hotel shuttle, and surely electric power is ideal for vehicles of that nature.
The Vito’s size means there’s room for a 90kWh battery under the floor, providing a claimed 420km of range. Said battery is then connected to an electric motor for a power output of 203hp and 362Nm of torque. Top speed is 140km/h.
Mercedes says that the low centre of gravity has a “positive effect on the eVito Tourer’s handling” and that the battery can be charged from 10-80 per cent in under 45mins when connected to a rapid charger.
We don’t have any information on pricing as of yet, but we do know that the eVito will be available in either long or extra-long forms – the larger of the two measuring a massive 5.3 metres from front to rear bumper.
Inside, the Tourer can be had with either two rear bench seats or in a face-to-face ‘living room’ style setup.
STORY Greg Potts