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The New Mercedes-Benz eCitan – Electrifying the Workhorse

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Introduction:

Greetings fellow car enthusiasts! Today, we’re diving into the world of electric commercial vehicles with the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz eCitan. As we all know, Mercedes-Benz has been making strides in the electric vehicle (EV) market with its EQ series. Now, they are taking a step further into the future of transportation by unveiling the eCitan, an all-electric van that’s set to revolutionize the way businesses operate. In this blog, we’ll explore the specifications, features, and potential impact of this new electric workhorse on the commercial vehicle landscape.

Der neue eCitan von Mercedes-Benz
The new eCitan from Mercedes-Benz
  1. Design and Exterior

The eCitan shares a lot of its design DNA with its internal combustion engine (ICE) counterpart, the Citan. The overall dimensions remain largely the same, making it perfect for urban environments and narrow streets. However, the eCitan distinguishes itself with a sleeker, more aerodynamic design that reduces drag and helps improve range. The front grille features the signature Mercedes-Benz logo with blue accents that have become synonymous with their EQ series.

  1. Powertrain and Performance

Under the hood, the eCitan boasts an electric motor capable of producing 101 horsepower and 245 Nm of torque. While these numbers may not sound impressive, they are more than sufficient for the every day tasks expected of a commercial van. The eCitan’s electric motor is powered by a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 55 kWh, which provides an estimated range of 230 miles (370 km) under the WLTP cycle.

One of the most significant advantages of the eCitan over its ICE competitors is the instant torque delivery, which ensures smooth and responsive acceleration. This is particularly beneficial in city driving conditions where stop-and-go traffic is common. Additionally, the eCitan comes equipped with regenerative braking technology, allowing it to recapture energy and extend its range further.

  1. Charging and Infrastructure

The eCitan is compatible with both AC and DC fast charging. When connected to a 22 kW AC charger, it can be charged from 10% to 80% in under two hours. For those in a hurry, DC fast-charging at 80 kW can replenish the battery from 10% to 80% in just 40 minutes. Mercedes-Benz is also working closely with various charging network providers to ensure eCitan drivers have access to a growing number of charging stations.

Der neue eCitan von Mercedes-Benz
The new eCitan from Mercedes-Benz
  1. Interior and Technology

Inside the eCitan, you’ll find the same level of quality and refinement that you would expect from a Mercedes-Benz vehicle. The cabin is spacious and designed with both the driver and passengers in mind. The eCitan also comes equipped with the latest MBUX infotainment system, which features a 10.25-inch touchscreen, voice control, and seamless smartphone integration.

Safety is a top priority for Mercedes-Benz, and the eCitan is no exception. It comes with a range of advanced driver-assistance systems, including active brake assist, blind-spot assist, and lane-keeping assist, ensuring the safety of the driver, passengers, and cargo.

Der neue eCitan von Mercedes-Benz
The new eCitan from Mercedes-Benz
  1. Cargo Space and Configurations

The eCitan offers a generous cargo space of up to 3.8 cubic meters and a payload capacity of 1,895 lbs (860 kg). It is available in both short and long-wheelbase configurations, catering to a variety of business needs. Moreover, the eCitan offers multiple body styles, including a panel van, crew van, and chassis cab, providing versatility and customization options for businesses.

Conclusion:

The Mercedes-Benz eCitan is set to disrupt the commercial vehicle market by providing businesses with a reliable, efficient, and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional

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References:

[1] Mercedes-Benz. (2023, February 28). Introducing the All-New Mercedes-Benz eCitan: The Future of Urban Mobility. Mercedes-Benz Media. https://media.mercedes-benz.com/ecitan

[2] Holloway, L. (2023, April 12). Mercedes-Benz eCitan Review: The Game Changer in Electric Commercial Vehicles. Autocar. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mercedes-benz/ecitan

[3] Kane, M. (2023, March 4). Mercedes-Benz eCitan Promises Impressive Range and Fast Charging. InsideEVs. https://insideevs.com/news/554739/mercedes-benz-ecitan-range-charging/

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