“We are utterly convinced by the electric drive in our vans, especially in inner-city applications. At the same time, the electrification of the commercial vehicle fleet is in no way an end in itself. In terms of commercial feasibility, it’s subject to exactly the same principles as classic drives. With our eDrive@VANs initiative, we’re showing that only holistic solutions extending beyond the powertrain itself present a real alternative for commercial customers. The new eVito is the starting point. It will be followed by the third generation of the Sprinter and the Citan, too,” says Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans.