Mercedes-Benz Plans for Electric Future

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Electric drive planned for all European commercial model ranges in the Mercedes-Benz Vans line-up.

Mercedes-Benz Vans plans to offer all its commercial van model lines with electric drive, starting with the eVito in 2018, followed in 2019 by the eSprinter. The line-up will then be rounded off by the Citan. The commercial model ranges with electric drive will thus cover all requirements from people moving to goods transport.

The company presented its holistic electric drive strategy at the eDrive@VANs workshop in Berlin. “We are convinced by the necessity of electric drive in our vans, especially in city centre applications,” said Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans. “That said, electrification of the commercial fleet is not an end in itself, but follows the same principles as a classic drive when it comes to commercial feasibility. With our eDrive@VANs initiative, we’re showing that only holistic mobility solutions extending beyond the drive itself present a real alternative for commercial customers.”

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