Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

CV Show 2011: Mercedes launch electric Vito

Mercedes took the inevitable plunge into the electric vehicle arena at the CV Show with the launch of its Vito E-Cell.

Powered by a 121hp electric motor, the company claim it’s the first battery-powered van to be built on a mainstream production facility, located in Vitoria, Spain.

Initially available through a lease package, to abate concerns over battery life and residuals, the E-Cell has a payload of 900 kg range of 80 miles and takes approximately six hours to charge

Also at the show was the Vito BlueEFFICIENCY panel van, complete with 136hp Euro 5 four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine and a host of fuel-saving features.

The new 113CDI engine replaces the outgoing 111CDI 116hp unit, yet is claimed to be deliver better fuel economy.

Also featuring is a new six-speed manual ‘box called ECO-Gear, designed specifically for van applications.

It’s said to improve fuel consumption and provide smoother and quieter operation.

The 113CDI is joined by two more 2.1-litre units producing 95hp and 163hp. These join the range topping 122CDI 3.0-litre V6 producing a stonking 224hp.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.