Europcar adds Mercedes eVito

Europcar Vans & Trucks has added the Mercedes-Benz eVito to its fleet as part of its long-term zero-emissions strategy.

The vans are available from key locations aligned to the ULEZ and other Clean Air Zones around the UK, with the news following a Europcar demo programme allowing businesses to trial the Mercedes-Benz eVito in real-world conditions for a few days or weeks.

The all-electric eVito van has a range of approximately 160 miles with the capacity to deal with the demands of most day-to-day business, carrying a maximum payload of 807kg and a loading space of up to 6.0m. It can be charged in 35 minutes when using a rapid DC charger.

Keith Shorter, UK Vans & Trucks Director believes will be crucial in getting more enterprises on board with electric motoring.

He said: “Our goal is to dispel the myths around EVs; renting the eVito is the perfect solution to see how electric motoring could fit within their business model and practices.

“The eVito is already a popular and practical choice for businesses that want to reduce their environmental impact.  And making it available from our locations is an exciting step forwards in our mission towards a greener fleet for our customers.”

“Businesses use commercial vehicles for a wide range of jobs, from multiple local trips in a day to longer motorway journeys. As such, some trips will be better suited to electric vans than others. Consideration must be given to range and charging options before investing in any zero or low emissions vehicles and rental gives businesses an invaluable real-world test drive experience through which they can see what will work for their business.

“It also highlights what adaptations may need to be made to their current ways of working ahead of the 2035 deadline for petrol and diesel vehicle sales, when they will have to move to alternative fueled vehicles.”

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