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Mercedes confirms subsequent eSprinter electrical van for US

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The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been a long-time favourite for industrial prospects all over the world, and the US has been the quantity two market behind Germany.

Nevertheless, regardless of the robust demand for the massive van right here, we miss out on the present battery-electric model often known as the eSprinter that was launched in 2019. That is as a result of the vary is fairly low. We’re speaking lower than 100 miles.

This would possibly not be the case for the following eSprinter which is predicted in 2023, together with right here within the U.S. Mercedes is investing over $400 million to develop a brand new modular platform that may make extra configurations attainable, together with on the subject of battery measurement.

Next-generation Mercedes-Benz eSprinter

Subsequent-generation Mercedes-Benz eSprinter

Often called the EVP (Electrical Versatility Platform), the platform is designed to suit the present Sprinter physique. It’s going to supply three battery sizes, two wheelbase lengths, and a rear-mounted drive system. The entrance part is reserved for the ability management {hardware}. Mercedes is holding again the specs because the launch remains to be some years away.

Sprinters bought within the U.S. are constructed at a plant in Charleston, South Carolina. This may possible be the case additionally for the following eSprinter as it would allow Mercedes to keep away from the 25% Rooster Tax on imported mild vehicles.

Mercedes additionally sells an electrical model of the smaller Metris van abroad often known as an eVito. The newest model delivers over 200 miles, however it is not clear but if Mercedes plans so as to add it to its U.S. lineup.

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