Mercedes-Benz eSprinter For EV Vans

Daimler is opening up more and more options for customer to go electric with the introduction of its new Mercedes-Benz eSprinter. The platform is especially exciting due to its appeal to fleets as a delivery vehicle and consumers as a recreational vehicle.

The new eSprinter won’t break any range records with its 150 kilometer range but it should be more than sufficient for a day of deliveries around town. The new eSprinter will come with a 3.5 tonne rating and a carrying capacity of 10.5 cubic meters (371 square feet).

The eSprinter is the second electrified offering in the Mercedes-Benz van family, following the offering of the smaller eVito which went on sale late last year.

The eSprinter will be offered in two configurations: a more traditional light delivery build with a maximum payload of around 900 kilograms (1984 lbs) that is powered by a 55 kWh battery.

The second configuration is for customers looking for heavy-duty. This model comes with a smaller 41 kWh battery that yields 115 kilometers (71 miles) of range.

Both of the new eSprinter configurations can be charged up to 80% capacity at a DC fast charging station in just 45 minutes. With a 7.2 kW wall charger, the 55 kWh battery will recharge in 8 hours and the 41 kWh build will recharge completely in 6 hours.