The measure of: Mercedes-Benz’s eSprinter van
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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the second-generation of its all-electric eSprinter panel vehicle, with the large van boasting two lengths, three battery sizes and plenty of flexibility for conversions.
Mercedes-Benz’s new electric van will be launched in the US and Canada in the second half of 2023, and in Europe by the end of the year.
According to Mercedes, the new eSprinter comes with a multitude of technical innovations. The battery has a usable capacity of 113kWh and a range of up to 400km, with the manufacturer claiming it can travel up to 500km in urban areas. During a test drive in October 2022, the eSprinter covered the 475km distance from Stuttgart to Munich and back on one charge.
From mid-2025, Mercedes-Benz aims to launch only purely electric van models on the market. For this purpose, the company is relying on its new electric platform, which will initially be used on three continents.
Vital statistics: eSprinter van
Height (unladen): 2.69m
Gross vehicle weight: 3,500kg
Width: 2.35m (including wing mirrors)
Cargo volume: 11m3
eMotor output: 114hp
Battery capacity: 55kWh (47kWh useable)
Energy consumption (kWh/100km): 30.9-50.7
10-80 per cent in 30-120 mins – rapid DC charging
0-100 per cent in 8 hours – fast AC charging
Estimated range, according to Mercedes: 248 miles (67.1-109.4 WLTP range in miles, extra high – low/extra urban, at speed limit of 75mph; 82.6 Combined WLTP range in miles at speed limit of 75mph)
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