The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter 2024 It will debut in mid-2023 and it will do so by putting all the meat on the grill. Let us remember that the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is one of the most advanced products in its segment in terms of safety and comfort equipment. In addition, it is available in a wide range of mechanics and bodies to adapt to all types of clients and tasks.
With the new delivery, the German company seeks to offer an even broader and more versatile alternative. The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter will start production in CharlestonSouth Carolina, by 2024. Production will later be joined by factories from Dusseldorf Y Ludwigsfelde, in Germany. For now, Mercedes-Benz shows us its van in the testing phase.
What do we know about the 2024 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter?
The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter 2024 will arrive with youthree different battery options. The German company tells us about more than twice the autonomy depending on the version chosen, which is great news. Each of the battery options will undergo rigorous testing, like the ones we can see in the images.
Of course, these tests also include all the body styles that the van will adopt. Let us remember that the current eSprinter uses an electric drive train that produces a power equivalent to 116 hp (85 kW) Y 295 Nm of torque. The long wheelbase variant is offered with two batteries to supplement the additional weight gain.
The standard option equips a 41 kWh battery. It offers a total autonomy of 115 kilometers with a single charge. The other option is the battery pack of 55 kWhwhich increases its autonomy up to 168 kilometers. Of course, it also increases the weight of the set and reduces the load capacity. We will have to see how the new generation improves these aspects.
For now, Mercedes-Benz has released images of the eSprinter undergoing cold weather testing in Arjeplog, Sweden. They analyze the effects of extreme cold on driving, ergonomics, thermal management and cabin comfort. Component performance, heating systems and software and load management are also monitored.
It seems that the future is electric also for commercial vehicles. The German company has already announced plans to develop a new VAN.EA platform for its third generation of electric vans. Little is known about it at the moment, but the first vehicles based on the VAN.EA architecture will be released in the mid-2020s.