If you want to drive an electric vehicle without having to buy one, an option for those who live in Hamburg or Paris is to rent a Vito E-Cell. The Mercedes-Benz cargo van will be avaiable in the Europcar program for people to rent. Out of curiousity, or wanting to haul cargo in a sustainable manner, Europcar is first to offer this van.
Europcar to offer Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell electric van rentals
The Vito E-Cell utilizes a specially developed front-wheel drive setup to save installation space for a 36-kWh lithium-ion battery pack housed underneath the van’s cargo area. The E-Cell forgoes the four-wheel drive system found on other models in the Vito lineup. The electrified cargo-hauling machine has a claimed range of 81 miles and a top speed of 50 miles per hour. The E-Cell’s electric motor pumps out a reasonable 60 kW (80 horsepower) and 207 pound-feet of torque.