Mercedes-Benz Vans introduced the next-generation of the all-electric eSprinter giant van, which shall be primarily based on newly developed Electrical Versatility Platform (EVP).

This new eSprinter shall be accessible in a number of physique configurations and with three battery choices – Small, Medium and Giant, though no capability or vary knowledge was offered.

The one factor that was mentioned is that even the smallest battery choice could have “considerably” extra capability than the present variations (35 kWh and 55 kWh).

The picture exhibits a rear-wheel-drive system with an electrical motor situated close to the axle. The area within the entrance shall be utilized by high-voltage parts.

Next-generation Mercedes-Benz eSprinter

Subsequent-generation Mercedes-Benz eSprinter

The brand new Mercedes-Benz eSprinter shall be accessible not solely in Europe, but additionally within the U.S. and Canada.

Media lately speculated that in the U.S. the eSprinter is expected in Q3 of 2023, outfitted with a 120 kWh battery. The official launch date was not introduced.

Improvement and introduction of the brand new Electrical Versatility Platform would require funding of €350 million ($424 million), however it ought to enable for improved specs of the eSprinter and permit Mercedes to supply varied variations (from panel van and other people mover to chassis for field our bodies) in international markets.

“This progressive e-drive platform would be the technical foundation for the next-generation eSprinter. The core components of the brand new platform are three modules that allow the best attainable flexibility within the improvement and design of various physique varieties. This enables for brand new eSprinter physique configurations beforehand solely accessible with combustion engines.”

Next-generation Mercedes-Benz eSprinter

Subsequent-generation Mercedes-Benz eSprinter

The brand new EVP platform means that Mercedes-Benz actually intends to step up its recreation in business supply vans, each by way of capabilities of EVs and gross sales quantity.