Guide to electric vans for businesses looking to make the switch

Electric Van Guide – Helping your business get #eReady

Your electric van questions – answered

Switching to electric in the next year could be a game-changing move for your business – but we know it’s a big decision to make. That’s why this list of frequently asked questions is designed to give you all the answers you need.

Electric van facts

  • Going electric could save your business £2,775 per year in running costs*
  • You can rapid charge a Mercedes-Benz electric van from 0-80% in just 30 minutes1
  • 96% of journeys can be made in an electric van - our vans range varies from 82 to 221 combined WLTP miles2
  • No one makes it easier to switch to electric. 12 month flexible contracts available
  • A new electric vehicle is registered every 9 minutes in the UK3
  • There are now more electric vehicle charging points than petrol stations3
  • Regenerative braking can extend your electric van’s range while driving
  • We offer an electric van for every job. The class-leading legendary large van – the eSprinter, the UK’s smartest mid-size van – the eVito and the game-changing premium people carrier, the eVito Tourer.

 

How going electric can save you money across your business

  1. What are the advantages of electric vans?

  2. Factors you need to be aware of

  3. What sort of businesses are electric vans good for?

  4. Are electric vans suitable for shuttle services and mini-buses?

Charging

  1. How much does it cost to charge an electric van?

  2. How far can my electric van travel on a single charge?

  3. How long does it take to charge an electric van?

  4. How many electric charging points are there in the UK?

  5. Can I charge more than one electric van at a time?

  6. What is the difference between AC and DC charging?

  7. Can I charge my electric van on the move?

  8. How long does an electric van’s battery last?

Range

  1. How far can electric vans travel on a single charge?

  2. How do I extend the range of my electric van?

  3. Will an electric van have enough range for my business’s needs?

Technical

*Savings based on eSprinter running costs vs the nearest diesel equivalent Sprinter 314CDI L2 H2 Auto. All cost savings are indicative. Please speak to your local Dealer for more information.


^Savings based on an eSprinter servicing and charging costs vs an ICE Sprinter 314.


** Applicable on eVito Panel Van and eSprinter Panel Van. Excludes eVito Tourer. Vehicle purchase price calculated on base vehicle only. Excludes optional equipment, delivery charges and first registration fee. Grant applicable after any vehicle discount has been offered and includes VAT and number plate costs. Visit: https://www.gov.uk/plug-in-car-van-grants


^^Savings based on eVito Tourer VED costs vs the nearest diesel equivalent Vito Tourer 114CDI L2 Auto. All cost savings are indicative. Please speak to your local Dealer for more information.


1 Time is based on rapid DC charging the eSprinter. Charging times are subject to the power available at the location where the vehicle will be charged as well as factors such as temperature and cable type used.


2 Mercedes-Benz research analysed 1.6 million journeys anonymously on the EQ Ready app and 96% of all journeys were shorter than 100km (62 miles). The indicated values were determined according to the prescribed measurement method – Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).


3 Source: https://www.edfenergy.com/electric-cars/facts


4 Retail customers only. Subject to eligibility. NewMotion Home Fast Smart charge point per eVito or eSprinter, up to a maximum of 25 eVitos or eSprinters per customer/business. NewMotion Home Fast Smart charge point price includes standard installation and £350 OZEV grant discount. Offer ends 31/12/2021. For full terms and conditions, visit https://bit.ly/2DlAIto


6 Charging times are subject to the power available at the location where the vehicle will be charged as well as factors such as temperature and type of cable used.


7 Based on optional 80km/h linear speed limiter. Electrical WLTP range for the eSprinter in miles (Km): 83 (134) – 110 (178). Electrical consumption in kWh/100 km: 30.6 - 50.6; CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 0. Figures correct as of August 2020.


8 Electrical WLTP range for the eVito Panel Van model in miles (Km): 83 (130) - 103 (166). Electrical consumption in kWh/100 km: 24.4 - 30.2; CO2 emissions in g/km: 0. Figures correct as of November 2020.


9 Electrical WLTP range for the eVito Tourer models range in miles (Km): combined 218 (350) – 221 (355). Electrical consumption in kWh/100 km: combined 25.1 – 25.4. CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 0. Figures correct as of November 2020.


10 Source: www.zap-map.com/statistics/


11 Source: https://bbc.in/381h2rA


12 Mercedes Me includes a range of digital services, free for 3 years with electric vans, to help manage your vehicle. Please check with your local Dealer for the full scope of services available with your vehicle.

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