Mercedes-Benz Vans has debuted the eSprinter in Germany. The commercial van was presented to a trade press in six large German cities December 9-17th. The electric van is not yet available in the US.

The eSprinter is available to commercial customers who deliver goods locally emission free- drive to the building site, or take care of maintenance work. The van is intended to cover the broadest possible range of urban logistics. It has a maximum loading volume of 10.5 m3 which is the same as the Sprinter with a combustion engine. The van has an output of 85W with 295 newton metres of torque. A flexible payload and battery concept allow adaption to individual needs for practical use.

The range with a utilizable battery capacity of 47 kWh (installed: 55 kWh) is 168 kilometres with a maximum load of 891 kilograms.  A second battery option takes into account other priorities in the use parameters: the configuration with a utilizable capacity of 35 kWh (installed: 41 kWh) allows a range of 115 kilometres. In turn, the maximum load rises to 1045 kilograms.

The integrated quick-charge function also ensures flexibility, thanks to which around 80% of the energy can be recharged within 30 minutes. The maximum speed can be configured to suit the task in hand: Maximum speed can be set at 80 km/h, 100 km/h or even as much as 120 km/h. 

As part of the its eDrive VANS strategy, Mercedes Benz Vans has tried to establish an ecosystem for the individual mobility revolution. Significant points of the service include advice on the selection of the vehicle, support with new tools and consideration of costs.

With its eVan Ready App and the eCost Calculator, Mercedes-Benz Vans has created tools that allow employers and drivers to use recordings of all journeys over a certain time period to find out whether an electric vehicle is suitable for their area of use.

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