Red Kite Electric eVito Minibus

Red Kite the UK’s leading supplier of school and specialist minibuses, are pleased to announce the arrival of the Mercedes eVito Tourer PRO 9 Seat Electric Minibus into their extensive minibus range. The all electric eVito Tourer PRO 9 Seat, ‘Clean Air Zone’ friendly minibus, is the ideal choice for those organisations seeking a safe, reliable alternative to a conventionally powered minibus.

With an impressive combined WLTP range of 217-221 miles, plenty of room for up to 8 passengers plus baggage, free integrated vehicle monitoring software and the ability to rapid charge up to 80% in just 40 minutes. The eVito Tourer PRO will keep your passengers and your organisations moving, minimising risk, and work constantly behind the scenes to protect drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other road users on every journey.

  • Clean Air Zone friendly, transport solution for schools
  • No congestion charge concerns
  • Class leading range of up to 221 miles (based on WLTP figures)
  • Potential to save over £2,500 per year on diesel costs*
  • Rapid recharge time to 80% capacity in 40 minutes
  • Full Mercedes After Sales Support: 24/7, 365 days a year

The eVito Tourer PRO comes with a specialised range of advanced driver support functions including:

  • Active Brake ASSIST
  • Attention ASSIST
  • Rain sensors
  • Headlight assistance

The eVito Tourer PRO makes every journey safer, cleaner and easier – while 17” light alloy wheels, tinted window glass and twin sliding doors keep your passengers moving in safety, comfort and style.

*Savings based on 10,000 miles per year. Diesel @ £1.50 per litre.

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New Peugeot e-Traveller Electric Eight Seat Minibus

Available later this year the new all-electric e-Traveller will be one of a small number of eight- seat electric Minibuses on the market. The e-Traveller is mechanically identical e-Expert panel van, with the same front mounted electric motor as the Peugeot e-208. It puts out 134bhp and 192lb ft, enough for a 0-62mph time of 13.1sec and a top speed of 80mph.

Peugeot Electric Minibus

The 50kWh battery allows a range of up to 143 miles on the WLTP cycle. Two types of on-board charger are offered – a single-phase 7.4kW unit and an optional three-phase 11kW unit – but the e-Traveller can be charged at up to 100kW via a suitable public charger, allowing for an 80% charge in 30 minutes.

Like the standard Traveller, the e-Traveller can be specified in both long- and short-wheelbase forms: a 4.95m Standard model and a 5.3m Long version. Up to eight passengers can be carried, leaving 1500 litres of boot space, with that figure extending to 4900 litres when the rearmost two rows of seats are removed. The batteries underneath the floor do not impact on interior space, and the e-Expert’s 1000kg towing is preserved.

Specific styling changes for the e-Traveller, other than the obvious charging flap, include a specific grille and e-Traveller badging. Inside, the instruments, touchscreen and head-up display are all altered to show EV specific graphics and data.

Peugeot Electric Minibus

Three driving modes allow different power levels, with ‘Eco’ restricting the car to 80bhp and ‘Power’ allowing the full 134bhp. Adjustable regenerative braking also features.

Full specification and pricing are yet to be announced. To register your interest and be kept up to date with specification and pricing email sales@redkite-minibuses.com