Wooden parquet flooring specialist La Boutique du Parquet has taken delivery of a battery-powered Mercedes-Benz eVito to deliver its products around the Brighton area.
The fully electric eVito, supplied by the Worthing branch of dealer Rossetts Commercials, has a 41 kWh battery which is securely mounted in a protective housing beneath the floor, and offers an average range on a single charge of up to 92 miles.
Hove-based La Boutique du Parquet’s 3.2-tonne eVito also has sliding load doors on both sides as well as rear doors that provide access – in the case of its long L2 variant – to up to 6.0m3 of cargo area.
Like all Mercedes-Benz vans, the eVito comes with a three-year, unlimited mileage warranty and MobiloVan, which provides free emergency roadside assistance, including ‘out of charge’ cover.
The battery is guaranteed for eight years/160,000 km.
Ian Churchman, owner, said, “The eVito’s 92-mile range is more than sufficient for deliveries in and around Brighton and Hove, and the excellent public charging network in the area means it’s always easy to find somewhere to top up the battery if necessary.
“I’ve had some very positive feedback about my eVito – customers certainly appreciate our efforts to be as ‘green’ as we can.
“I’ve also driven the eVito into London, where it’s exempt from the £15 daily Congestion Charge.
“It’s every bit as safe and well put together as you would expect of a Mercedes-Benz and, with a near-silent driveline and no gear changes to worry about, it’s also a real pleasure to drive.”