Mercedes-Benz is about to launch the eCitan, the long-awaited electric version of the manufacturer’s small van. With the eCitan, Mercedes intends to complete the range of electric light commercial vehicles available. As for the ICE model, the latest version was officially launched in September 2021, then it became quite popular with customers.

According to Mercedes-Benz, the fully electric version, the eCitan, offers all the advantages of the conventionally powered small van. Compact exterior dimensions with a large amount of space, as well as a high load capacity, open up a wide range of possible uses in inner-city distribution, service and shuttle operations.

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Mercedes-Benz eCitan: there’s no official launch date yet

In the commercial van segment, the eCitan is being launched as a Panel Van with a choice of two lengths: the 4498 mm compact version and the 4922 mm long version. As a Tourer for commercial passenger transport, it will initially be available as a “compact” version, with the long version appearing at a slightly later date.

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Depending on the model, the operating range is between 280 and 284 km according to WLTP. At fast-charging stations, the 45 kWh battery is charged from 10 to 80 percent SoC within 38 minutes with the installed 80 kW DC charger. The load capacity and payload are comparable to those of the conventionally powered Citan models. For the compact panel van, this is 2.9 cubic metres and up to 544 kg, for the long model 3.7 cubic metres and up to 722 kg. Prices for the 90 kW eCitan start at around 36,000 euros for the compact model as a Panel Van.

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