Mercedes-Benz releases details of its new eSprinter all-electric van
German automaker Mercedes-Benz has recently released detailed information about its new eSprinter all-electric van, which is the latest vehicle to be added by the automaker to its line-up of electric vehicles (EVs). The previous addition to the line-up was eVito, which was launched in 2017.
According to the details disclosed by Mercedes-Benz, the new eSprinter all-electric van is a high roof panel van, which is 5932 millimetres in length and has a 3924-millimetre wheelbase. The van has a permissible gross vehicle weight of 3500 kilograms, and its maximum load capacity is 10.5 m3. The maximum payload of the van is 1,000 kg (2,200 lbs).
The automaker further revealed the eSprinter electric van will be available in two battery pack options --- 55 kWh battery pack capable of offering a maximum range of 150 km (93 miles); and a 41 kWh battery pack capable of offering a range of 115 km (71 miles).
With regard to the fairly short range of the battery packs of the eSprinter all-electric van, Mercedes-Benz that the van is especially meant for “inner-city traffic.” More specifically, the automaker said that the van could be useful as a delivery vehicle or as a passenger shuttle in cities.
Towards that end, Volker Mornhinweg, Chief of Mercedes-Benz Vans, said: “Electrification of the commercial fleet follows our conviction that the future belongs to electric drive systems, especially in inner-city traffic.”
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