Mercedes-Benz to supply 1,800 electric utility vehicles to Amazon – Clubic

Mercedes Benz to supply 1800 electric utility vehicles to Amazon - Mercedes-Benz to supply 1,800 electric utility vehicles to Amazon - Clubic

The German group Mercedes-Benz has received its largest order for electric vehicles from Amazon: 1,800 plugged-in utility vehicles will be delivered this year, then deployed throughout Europe from 2020.

The news seems of great importance in view of the long press release published by Mercedes-Benz: the German firm has indeed received a substantial order for 1,800 electric utility vehicles from Amazon, its largest at the time of this writing.

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The eVito and the eSprinter in the report

This figure remains derisory, however, compared to the 100,000 electric vans purchased by the e-commerce giant from the American manufacturer Rivian. The fact is that the star firm will supply no less than 600 eVito and 1,200 eSprinter to the multinational from across the Atlantic, which will then deploy them all over Europe from 2020.

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These electric utilities will be used for the delivery of parcels and merchandise within urban areas. The version of the eVito offered by Mercedes will benefit from a 35 kWh battery giving it a range of 150 to 184 kilometers, coupled with an 85 kW engine for a torque of 295 Nm.

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Fast recharge

The eSprinter, meanwhile, will offer a 47 kWh battery for a range of 168 kilometers and a maximum payload of 891 kilograms. And this, thanks to its volume of 11 m3. The vehicle will also benefit from the fast charge, which will allow it to climb from 10 to 80% of range in just 25 minutes.

Source: Press release

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