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Systematic implementation of the eDrive@VANs strategy also in the Sprinter segment: as the second model in the commercial fleet, Mercedes-Benz Vans is equipping the new Sprinter with an electric powertrain. In 2019 the new eSprinter will enter the market as a follow-up to the eVito. The mid-size van has been available to order for a number of months, and the first examples will be delivered in the second half of this year. Over the next few years Mercedes Benz Vans will also offer every commercial model range as an electric variant.
The Sprinter and eVito follow the same strategic principles: customer benefits and maximum day-to-day suitability are the central development focus. To this end, Mercedes-Benz Vans is placing its faith in a comprehensive eco-system. The creation of a suitable charging infrastructure, allowance for application-specific driving parameters, local servicing and the integration of intelligent connectivity services make the eSprinter an end-to-end system solution for commercial operations. Hence both conventional and electric drive system are on equal terms at economic efficiency, flexibility and variability.
Competitive – also in larger vehicle classes
“Electrification of the commercial fleet follows our conviction that the future belongs to electric drive systems, especially in inner-city traffic. We have already shown with the eVito that we are serious about the implementation. Now we are going a step further with the eSprinter. Our electric drive systems are also competitive in larger vehicle segments – especially regarding the total cost of ownership which is important for our commercial costumers”, says Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans.
Maximised range or maximised payload
The new eSprinter will be available as a panel van with high roof. With a permissible gross vehicle weight of 3500 kilograms, a vehicle length of 5932 millimetres, a wheelbase of 3924 millimetres and a maximum load capacity of 10.5 m3, the eSprinter has sufficient space for a wide range of transport requirements. Maximum flexibility is ensured by a choice of battery capacities. With an installed battery capacity of 55 kWh, the range of the new eSprinter is around 150 kilometres, even under unfavourable conditions such as low ambient temperatures and a full load. The batteries can be fully charged in eight hours at a charge column or a wallbox with a maximum power of 7.2 kW. In this configuration the maximum payload is around 900 kilograms, mainly aimed at customers who also use their vehicles over longer distances in urban areas but rarely load them to the payload limit. A second battery capacity option above all meets inner-city operating requirements where range is of secondary importance but payload capacity is a decisive criterion. In this case the installed battery capacity is 41 kWh, and the range is around 115 kilometres. In return the maximum payload increases by around 140 kilograms to around 1040 kilograms. The charging time is around six hours, unless the eSprinter is charged at a DC fast charging station, then when using the corresponding charging capacity, after 45 minutes both battery capacities will be provided with 80 percent of their range again.
2019 Mercedes eSprinter Electric Van – Up Close Look