The Sprinter 308 E followed in 1995. It was tested with systems including a ZEBRA high-energy battery which had been previously used in other electric vehicles devised by the brand. They gave these vehicles with a payload of 1,250 kilograms a range of around 100 kilometres.
The Vito 108 E – intended for small-scale series production – was introduced in July 1996, given there had been municipalities which had been exclusively relying on electrically powered vehicles for many years. It goes without saying that local transport tasks were also at hand here.
The Vito 108 E was produced at the “Competence Center for Emission-free Mobility” (KEM), located at the Mannheim plant, and it was available as a minibus with a capacity for up to eight passengers or as a panel van.