In 2021, Mercedes had launched the new Citan, a van that has been a good success among customers. The German car manufacturer has now also launched the 100% electric versiondesigned primarily for business activities. in urban areas. In the commercial vehicle segment, the new eCitan is offered with a choice of two lengths: the 4,498 mm version and the 4,922 mm long wheelbase version, as well as the Tourer version for transporting passengers.
< strong>The price list of the eCitan van starts from 38,742 euros for the short wheelbase Van and reaches 40,276 euros for the Extra Long. The Tourer version, however, starts from 38,351 euros. All prices exclude VAT.
SPACE AND EASE? LOADING
Mercedes eCitan in Van version is It was developed to offer space and ease of use. of load. In fact, the sliding door and the low height of the loading threshold of 57 cm allow convenient access to the interior. The cargo compartment is easily accessible even at the rear. The two sections of the tailgate can be locked at 90 degrees and rotated sideways up to 180 degrees.
In addition to the fixed partition between the driver's cab and the load compartment, it is a revolving partition wall is available. The front passenger seat is foldable. In this way, it is It is possible to create a flat surface for transporting particularly long objects. The length of the cargo compartment is of 3.05 meters and 3.41 meters for the long wheelbase version. Customers can also request a tow hook.
The ability load capacity and payload are comparable to those of Citan models with a conventional engine. For the van it is 2.9 cubic meters and up to 460 kg, for the long wheelbase model 3.7 cubic meters and up to 660 kg.
Instead, the Tourer version for the transport of passengers (up to 5) offers a second sliding side door as standard to facilitate people's access. As an option, at the rear of the eCitan Tourer is a It is possible to fold tables from the front seat backrests, useful as a writing surface for second row passengers or for a snack. The cup holders are also integrated into the tables.
ENGINE < p>Mercedes eCitan can count on a electric motor with 90 kW (122 HP) and 245 Nm of maximum torque. The unit is powered by a battery with a capacity of usable capacity of 45 kWh (eight modules and pouch cells). Autonomy is 284 km for the Van version (the long wheelbase version is currently being approved) and 280 km for the Tourer version. We are talking about mileage according to the WLTP approval cycle. Since these are commercial vehicles designed to often travel fully loaded, the real autonomy could be very different.
As regards charging, the battery can supply in alternating current up to 11 kW (22 kW optional). In direct current, however, up to a power of 75 kW. This means being able to go from 10 to 80% of the charge in 38 minutes.
The Mercedes eCitan, both Van and Tourer, is available in two setups. As standard, among other things, we find MBUX, Cruise Control and automatic climate control. On the top of the range PRO version, the equipment also includes the Rear parking assistance, the multifunction steering wheel and the driver's seat with lumbar adjustment.
The electric van is offered on the market with a complete range of driving assistance and safety systems. We find, for example, Active Brake Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Assist and Speed limit Assist.
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