Mercedes’ genre-defining eSprinter van is all-new with more than 4 tons’ worth of GVWR and 310 miles of city range!
Every available wheelbase or powertrain configuration uses the same standard “cab,” which contains all the high-voltage charging components, controllers, and an integrated high-voltage battery module situated under the body (between the frame rails). Because of the battery’s placement between the axles and the sturdy battery container, the vehicle has a low center of gravity, which improves handling and boosts safety while driving. The rear module with the electrically driven back axle serves as the third pillar of the modular architecture. All variations of the new eSprinter employ this method, which is based on the shared parts concept. The rear module also incorporates the small, strong electric motor.
“The new Mercedes-Benz eSprinter consistently follows our strategy,” says Mathias Geisen, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans. “To be the leader in electric mobility with the most desirable vans while achieving profitable growth worldwide.”
The best news of all? Unlike many European brands (looking at you, Volkswagen), the new eSprinter is 100% coming to North America, with deliveries in the US and Canada set to begin in the second half of 2023, kicking off with a long panel van with a high roof equipped with the largest, 113 kWh MB battery available. The van has a loading capacity of approx. 14 cubic meters with a GVWR of more than 4 tons (!?) with a WLTP city range of more than 300 miles (500 km).
“With the new eSprinter, we are taking the electric large van segment to a new level,” continues Geisen. “The triad of efficiency, range and load capacity with simultaneous TCO optimization makes the new eSprinter the most versatile Mercedes-Benz eVan ever.”
You can check out some photos of the all-new eSprinter, below, then let us know what you think of MB’s latest work EV in the comments.
New Mercedes-Benz eSprinter Gallery
SOURCE | IMAGES: MERCEDES-BENZ.
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