Mercedes-Benz launch eVan insurance with their in-house bank, Mercedes-Benz Bank and insurance partner R+V/KRAVAG, and it’s offering new insurance policies especially for electric vans. It will be made available for both the eVito and eSprinter, although there’s no mention of the eCitan. This is typical of the new breed of services and products aimed specifically aimed at the growing electric commercial vehicle market and the opportunity it presents for manufacturers and suppliers alike.
The full coverage insurance also includes not just the vehicle but also many of the associated ancillaries such as the inductive charging plates, charging cables and wallboxes, disposal costs for the battery, and replacement value cover for the vehicle and the battery.
In addition, the scope of cover also includes modules from the classic van insurance such as coverage of breakdowns, and breakages as well as superstructure and is neither restricted in terms of mileage nor to a specific group of drivers.
It is available to both private and business customers and can be purchased either independently when a vehicle is purchased or in combination with a leasing or financing agreement. Customers can purchase the insurance directly from their Mercedes-Benz dealer. A 15 percent discount is applied when the eVan insurance is issued and the discount campaign runs until 30th June 2021.
“With the eVan insurance we are offering our customers a powerful argument to decide on an electric vehicle. In this way we are meeting our objective of making customers’ transition to electric mobility easier with tailored products and pushing the sales of hybrid and electric vehicles from the Daimler Group,” says Benedikt Schell, CEO, Mercedes-Benz Bank.
In addition to the eVan insurance, Mercedes-Benz Bank, working together with Daimler Mobility, also offers further incentives to make customers’ transition to local emission free mobility easier. The motor insurance for electric and plug-in-hybrid cars, for example, automatically includes the electrical protection module, which also incorporates specific additional coverage for electric vehicles.