The 2020 Mercedes-Benz Vito will get several updates, including an all-electric eVito Tourer passenger van version built using lessons from Mercedes’ eSprinter and eVito cargo haulers, as well as the recently revealed EQV luxury van. Whether these updates will apply to the related U.S.-market Mercedes-Benz Metris remains to be seen.
Powering the Mercedes eVito will be the company’s eATS electric drivetrain, featuring a front-mounted electric motor with a peak output of 204 hp (150 kW if you dislike equine measurements) and 267 lb-ft (362 Nm). The drivetrain integrates motor, transmission, and powertrain controls into one compact unit that resides under the hood, drawing power from a 90-kWh battery that Mercedes says can be 80-percent recharged in less than 45 minutes.
The company claims an electric range of just over 260 miles, and the standard eVito can travel at speeds up to 87 mph – optional equipment raises this speed to 99 mph….