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Europcar Will Offer Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell Electric Van Rentals

Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell

Europcar is a French automotive rental company based in Paris, owned by an investment firm by the name of Eurazeo. They’ve teamed up with Mercedes-Benz to offer commercial electric van rentals to customers in Hamburg, Germany and Paris, France, on a trial basis by the end of this year. Mercedes-Benz will have to deliver “double-digit number” of its Vito E-Cell model.

The van features a specially developed front-wheel drive configuration (unlike the 4WD of the regular model) in order to save enough space for installing a 36 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which has been placed underneath the cargo area. Mercedes says that the van has a range of up to 81 miles and can reach a top speed of 50 mph. the electric motor generates 80 hp (60 kW) and a 207 lb.-ft torque.

Source: Daimler via AutoBlog


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