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Mercedes-Benz Unveils Citan Electric Commercial Van

The current model of the Citan will be the last one with an internal combustion engine.

Mercedes had only recently unveiled a commercial van called the Citan and now it is launching an electric version of the same called the eCitan which will launch in the second half of 2022. Interestingly, the vehicle is born out of the partnership between Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and is technically the same vehicle as the Renault Kangoo ZE which is also called the Renault Kangoo Van E-Tech Electric. The current Citan will be the last one based on the internal combustion engine and going forward all the models will be EVs. 


ECitan has been developed in partnership with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance

The eCitan will be available in a cargo and passenger tourer SKU but if someone is looking towards a consumer-oriented vehicle then Daimler is going to point you towards the EQT. 


It gets a 44kWh battery and is said to have a WLTP range of 285 km which is more than the Renault version of the car. It gets a 75 kW electric motor 11 or 22  kW onboard charging system and has DC fast charging capability at 75 kW with it charging the car up to 80 percent in 40 minutes. The van can handle a payload of 320-752 kg. 

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