Mercedes-Benz eSprinter EV Unveiled With Up To 311-Mile Range
The new Mercedes-Benz eSprinter van is finally out. The new product from Mercedes-Benz Vans is touted as an all-rounder vehicle with a focus on delivering energy efficiency, long range, and optimum load capacity. The new model is eyeing a rollout in the US and Canada in the second half of 2023 and Europe by the year’s end.
Two plants will be handling the production of the eSprinter. The manufacture of the van for the US and Canadian markets will be handled by the Charleston facility of Mercedes in South Carolina, USA. Meanwhile, European customers will be covered by the facilities of the company in Dusseldorf and Ludwigsfelde in Germany.
According to MBUSA, the eSprinter in the North American market comes with a high roof and is powered by a 113 kW battery. There are no EPA estimates regarding the electric range of the van yet but tests using the WLTP cycle say that it can go between 248.5 and 311 miles at full charge.
When it comes to charging, the eSprinter can be juiced up by both alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC). At a fast-charging station, the battery of the EV can be energized from 10% to 80% in around 42 minutes.
The eSprinter is available in two trims in the North American market. It is equipped with a new power-efficient permanent magnet synchronous motor and electric rear axle. The setup can produce outputs ranging from 100 to 150 kW and 295 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the vehicle with a weight of 4.25 tons has a load capacity pegged at 488 cu-ft.
Furthermore, it’s interesting to note that one standard luxury element trickling down in the passenger and commercial variants of the van is the MBUX infotainment system.