New Mercedes eSprinter to have 248-mile range

Mercedes-Benz Vans has unveiled an updated version of its electric eSprinter van with a significantly improved range.

The new van is set to provide up to 248 miles of driving (WLTP) on a single charge, more than double the 95 miles offered by the current version.

It will go on sale at the end of the year, initially in a long-wheelbase high-roof panel van configuration. Other variants, including a chassis cab, will go on sale in 2024.

A new electric motor has been developed to power the eSprinter, offering two power levels, with 134PS or 201PS of peak output, and torque of up to 400Nm.

Mercedes has reconfigured the eSprinter to be rear-wheel-drive, enhancing the van’s load-carrying capability and conversion options.

The eSprinter will be offered with a choice of three battery sizes with usable capacities of 56kWh, 81kWh or 113kWh.

An on-board 11kW charger facilitates AC charging, while the vehicle will also support DC rapid charging at up to 115kW. The latter enables a 10-80% recharge time of around 28 minutes for the 56kWh battery and around 42 minutes for the 113kWh battery.

The main components of the electric powertrain (eATS) in the new eSprinter are two new developments: the motor and the electric rear axle, both of which are being used for the first time in a battery-electric van from Mercedes-Benz.

Pricing and specification details of the new eSprinter will be released later in the year.

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