To coincide with our on-going pledge to operate the most fuel efficient and environmentally-friendly vehicles, Select has recently trialled an electric powered Mercedes-Benz Vito, seen here delivering internal recycling containers to the new Circle Hospital in Reading.
Known as the Vito E-Cell, this emission-free, standard specification Vito is ideal for local urban deliveries. The Vito E-Cell is battery powered with a restricted top speed of 55 mph; it also benefits from a class-leading payload of up to 775 kgs and has a travel range of 85 miles per 6 hour charge.
Following a short test drive at the Mercedes-Benz Van Experience 2012 event in Warwickshire, our local Mercedes-Benz dealer, Rygor Commercials, arranged for a week long demonstration which provided us with the opportunity to put the vehicle to the test.
Philip Stone, Managing Director of Select, is impressed with this latest innovation from Mercedes-Benz. “With the cost of diesel at an all-time high, we all have to look at sustainable alternatives that will reduce our future dependence of fossil fuels. As an ISO 14001 accredited company, Select is committed to further reducing its impact on the environment. We already purchase vehicles with fuel saving ECO-Start technology; this latest innovation is just one of several options being considered.