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eVito – Mercedes-Benz from Midlands Truck & Van – Efficient electric drive, combined with proven vehicle strengths

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By Midlands Truck & Van

The eVito panel van is as advanced as modern mobility demands. And it is just as functional, safe and comfortable as you would expect from a Mercedes-Benz Vito. Its highly efficient electric motor with 85 kW (116 hp) and torque of 300 Nm as well as the other electrical components make use of the synergies of the group modular construction kit.

The eVito panel van takes alot on board. The eVito is a professional for demanding tasks and ideally suited to represent companies. Its specialty is volume of cargo: with a loading space capacity of 6.0 m3 and up to 1,015 kg, the electric drive does not restrict the cargo space volume in any way.

But mass is not everything: the eVito panel van can also be loaded very well due to its large load compartment openings and low loading sill. With the sliding door on the left & right, there are 3 accesses to the cargo hold, through which, for example, up to 3 europallets can be loaded. 

Our vans with electric drive can also convince you economically. Depending on the profile of use, the electric drive can already be at the level of vehicles with an internal combustion engine in terms of the total cost of ownership (TCO).

The intelligent operating strategy of vans with electric drive contributes to economy on the road. With 3 driving programs and 4 recuperation levels you can optimize the power consumption and thus the range of your electric powered van. Recuperation recovers energy when the vehicle is decelerating. For example, the battery charges on downhill, instead of losing the energy in the form of heat when braking. That’s how you can go far with Mercedes-Benz electric powered vans – on the road as well as in your company.

https://www.midlandstruckvan.com/pages/vans

Introducing the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter with Midlands Truck & Van

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By Midlands Truck & Van

The eSprinter builds on many of the legendary Sprinter’s features and moves them forward into a more sustainable way of doing business.

Our research† has identified 3 things businesses are either actively looking for from a van – efficiency, and reliability – or wish to know more about – connectivity. When we’re talking about our electric vans, we use these 3 lenses to select the features we believe customers will be most interested in and communicate them clearly.

Efficient – Reliable & Connected

• DC charging: The eSprinter is available in two fast-charging power variants: – DC 20kW: 10 – 80% charge in 2 hours – DC 80kW: 10 – 80% charge in 30 minutes*

• Plan the quickest, most range-efficient journeys with Mercedes PRO connect

• Remote cooling and heating with Mercedes PRO connect Reliable

• 8-year or 160,000km battery warranty

• Anti-theft protection package • Active Brake ASSIST

• Free, 24/7, award-winning MobiloVan roadside assistance Connected

• Real-time battery status checks via Mercedes PRO connect

• Theft warning alerts, geo-fencing, and GPS tracking via Mercedes PRO connect.

Connectivity
The eSprinter’s integrated, intelligent real-time vehicle monitoring system allows drivers to keep on top of everything from maintenance to security and delivery scheduling. It enables you to manage your vans and drivers remotely via the app accessible from phone, tablet and laptop – helping you save on energy, unexpected repairs and maintenance.

Get live updates on the eSprinter’s battery charge levels – both when out and about and while it’s charging – as well as the remaining range, remotely via the Mercedes PRO connect app, accessible from phone, tablet and laptop.

Safety
With the Mercedes PRO connect app, theft warning alerts go straight to digital and mobile devices while geo-fencing means it’s easy to ensure your van doesn’t travel out of a defined perimeter – both powered by onboard GPS tracking, meaning you’re consta

Drivers can check the status of, and lock and unlock, each door of their eSprinter from anywhere in the world via the app, accessible from phone, tablet or laptop.

https://www.midlandstruckvan.com/pages/vans

UK heavy truck market falls 7.0% in Q3 2018

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The UK new heavy goods vehicle (HGV) market declined by 7.0% in Q3 2018, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

9,853 heavy trucks were registered between June and September, which the SMMT says is a result of fluctuating fleet buying cycles and ongoing falls in business confidence.

Registrations of rigid trucks declined in the third quarter, down -9.8%, with a -6.0% decrease in the >6-16T segment and a -11.9% decline in the >16T segment.

Meanwhile, demand for artic vehicles also fell, by -3.1% to 4,246 units. Tractors remained the most popular vehicle, despite a -4.1% drop in demand, accounting for more than two fifths (42.8%) of the market. Skip loaders and box vans were the only segments to record growth in the quarter, up 11.1% and 2.4% respectively.

It was a similar picture in the year-to-date figures, with overall HGV registrations falling -7.5% to 30,308 units, with declines in demand for both rigids (-9.9%) and artics (-4.1%).

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said: “While fluctuating fleet buying cycles are a natural feature of the HGV market, given this quarter marks the fifth consecutive decline, there is no doubt that a fall in operator confidence is having an impact on registrations of these big ticket purchases. Government must address the current economic and political uncertainty if we are to get more of these high-tech, ultra-low emission vehicles on to our roads, and to ensure the sector can prosper.”