Mercedes-Benz Debuts the All-New eSprinter, Their Premier Fully Electric Van
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Mercedes-Benz Debuts the All-New eSprinter, Their Premier Fully Electric Van

Mercedes-Benz Debuts the All-New eSprinter Their Premier Fully Electric Van
  • The eSprinter brings Mercedes-Benz into the electric commercial vehicle market in the U.S.
  • It features a 113 kWh battery with an electric range of up to 273 miles.
  • Customization options like eXpertUpfitter solutions make the eSprinter adaptable to various applications, from mobile workshops to delivery vans.

Introducing the latest addition to the Mercedes-Benz lineup: the brand-new eSprinter! This exciting release signals a major stride in bringing electric power to the world of commercial vehicles.  Headquartered in Atlanta, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is leading the distribution, marketing, and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the U.S., including their diverse lineup of luxury vehicles, ranging from the sporty GLA SUV to the flagship S-Class and now, the all-electric eSprinter.


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A New Chapter for Mercedes-Benz Vans

The eSprinter is an electrified leader in the large van segment, allowing U.S. customers to make their fleets more sustainable with a battery-electric van. This transition improves fleet logistics while maintaining the practicality Mercedes-Benz vans are known for.

“The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter underlines our claim to ‘Lead in Electric’ and kicks off the next stage of our electrification strategy. Its versatility and flexibility make the new eSprinter the ideal vehicle for a wide range of applications,” said Mathias Geisen, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans.


Technical Innovations and Specifications

At its launch in North America, the eSprinter will be available as a 170” wheelbase cargo van with a high roof, equipped with a 113 kWh battery. This model features an electric range of up to 273 miles, based on the WLTP cycle, and up to 329 miles in urban environments. The lithium iron phosphate battery (LFP) technology excludes cobalt or nickel, improving durability and sustainability. Additionally, active thermal management and a standard heat pump optimize efficiency.


Versatility and Customization

With a modular layout consisting of three modules, the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter is adaptable to various vehicle variants. The front module houses high-voltage components, the center module secures the battery in the underbody, and the rear module contains the electric motor that drives the rear axle.

The eSprinter’s cargo capacity of 488 cubic feet and a permissible gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of up to 9,370 lbs make it practical for many applications. It also offers eXpertUpfitter solutions for further customization, such as shelving, workbenches, and heavy-duty wood floors, transforming it into a mobile workshop or a spacious delivery van.


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Advanced Electric Powertrain

The eSprinter’s powertrain introduces a new efficient motor and advanced electric rear axle. The permanent magnet synchronous motor (PSM) weighs only 286 lbs and delivers peak outputs of 100 or 150 kilowatts, with a torque of up to 295 lb-ft for at least 30 seconds.


Supporting the Driver with Technology

Mercedes me connect services, including the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), offer comprehensive digital support to drivers. Features like “Hey Mercedes” voice control, personalization options, Active Brake Assist, Blind Spot Assist, and ATTENTION ASSIST enhance convenience and safety. Additionally, a digital rearview mirror provides clear visibility when reversing, using a camera installed on the exterior rear end of the roof.


Enhanced Efficiency and Charging Options

The eSprinter offers three drive modes for optimized performance and energy consumption: “Comfort,” “Economic,” and “Maximum Range,” the latter of which limits engine output and features like climate control. Regenerative braking with five recuperation levels further maximizes range, with automatic adjustments based on traffic conditions through “D Auto.”

Mercedes-Benz Debuts the All-New eSprinter Their Premier Fully Electric Van

Charging options include both AC and DC, with an onboard charger converting AC into usable current. The eSprinter supports fast charging up to 115 kW, taking just over 40 minutes to charge from 10% to 80%. Mercedes me Charge integrates charging networks like ChargePoint, Electrify America, and EVgo, providing access to over 85,000 public charging points nationwide.


Leasing and Availability

Leasing is a popular option for Mercedes-Benz’s commercial electric vehicles. The eSprinter cargo van is available for lease at $998 per month for 36 months, with $6,386 due at signing. The modular design allows for production synergies, with manufacturing at plants in North Charleston, Düsseldorf, and Ludwigsfelde.


Comprehensive Service and Sustainability Commitment

To lower overall ownership expenses and ensure maximum uptime, the eSprinter offers a comprehensive service package covering the first four services or up to 100,000 miles. This package includes regular inspections of high-voltage components. Additionally, the vehicle includes a complimentary battery certificate guaranteeing 8 years or up to 100,000 miles of capacity at 70% of its initial level, with the option to extend it to 185,000 miles.

Mercedes-Benz is dedicated to sustainability and has made the eSprinter net carbon neutral. To learn more about their sustainability efforts, check out the Mercedes-Benz Sustainability Report. The eSprinter is now available for order at U.S. dealerships, starting at an MSRP of $71,866 for the Standard Output, and $75,316 for High Output.


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