Ten battery-electric eVito vans have been handed over at Amazon's fulfilment centre in Munich. The Panel Vans, which are equipped with the long body variant and all painted in Amazon's usual dark grey colors, are already in operation in Munich.
More vehicle deliveries are planned for the future in order to further expand Amazon's electrically operated fleet. Vans are charged directly at the fulfilment center where suitably powered charging infrastructure has been installed for this purpose.
The eVito is, above all, at home in the urban jungle and as a Panel Van, it is ideally suited to last-mile, locally emission-free transport tasks. An installed battery capacity of 41 kWh ensures a range of between 150 and 184 kilometers. Even in unfavourable conditions — such as wintry temperatures — customers can expect a range of around 100 kilometers. After a charging time of six hours, the complete range is again available for use.
The battery-electric drive delivers 85 kW of output and can reach a torque figure of up to 295 Newton meters, which is optimally tailored to urban operations. The top speed can be configured according to the intended use at the time of ordering. If the eVito is predominantly used in inner-city areas, the top speed of 80 km/h goes easy on the energy reserves and increases the vehicle's range.
Alternatively, a top speed of up to 120 km/h can also be configured. The positioning of the battery in the underfloor area of the eVito creates a generously dimensioned interior without encroaching on the available load volume. The mid-size van can be ordered in two different lengths: in the basic version with an overall length of 5140 millimetres or in an extra-long version measuring 5,370 millimetres. Alongside the Panel Van variant for goods transport, the Vito is also available in the Tourer version for passenger transportation operations.