The Biggest Opportunities For The Zero Tailpipe Emission Road Transportation Sector, Is The Migration From ICE Commercial Vans To Zero Tailpipe Emission All-Electric Vans. Mercedes-Benz Is Aiming To Capture More Than A Slice Of This Potential With The All-Electric eVito Van And The All-Electric eSprinter!
The order books for the Mercedes-Benz battery-electric vehicle (BEV) eSprinter commercial large van is now open. Mercedes-Benz, the German automotive manufacturer is committed to developing and selling zero tailpipe emission commercial vans “for every type of business, from deliveries and travel, to trades and transport.”
As businesses seek cleaner forms of transportation with lower running costs, the surge in popularity of electric vans is becoming evident. All electric commercial vans like the Nissan E-NV200 and the Renault KANGOO Z.E. are now commonplace.
Mercedes will develop both mid-sized and large electric vans. The current portfolio includes the all-electric eVito Panel Van, the eVito Tourer and the all-electric eSprinter Panel Van. The company is also developing the pure electric eCitan van.
The pure electric eSprinter panel van has a 55 kWh lithium-ion battery, with a range between 83 miles to 96 miles (WLTP) on a full charge. The eSprinter can be charged via Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC). The e-van can be charged up to 80% in 30 minutes using DC (80kW). AC charging (7.2kW) will take up to 8 hours for 100% charge.
The BEV comes with the Mercedes PRO connect as standard. The Mercedes PRO enables remote monitoring to include enhanced safety and security features. Other standard features include, a driver’s armrest, dual passenger seat, full-width partition, heated seat for driver, wooden flooring and semi-automatic TEMPMATIC air conditioning. The e-van is available in 10 colours (solid paint and metallic) and 16″ steel wheels come as standard.
The eSprinter BEV is available in one model with 3 seats and one trim, the Progressive (medium length, high roof). There is an option for two charging powers, the eSprinter Van L2 H2 (DC charging power 20 kW) and the eSprinter Van L2 H2 (DC charging power 80kW). Recommended retail price including VAT are £62,340 and £62,970 (not including the UK government OLEV grant of up to £8,000). For a vehicle to be eligible for the plug-in van grant, the vehicle should have CO2 emissions of less than 75g/km and can travel 10 miles zero-emissions. The grant is capped to 20% of the purchase price up to a maximum of £8,000.
- Wheelbase Length: 3,942mm
- Vehicle Length: 5,932mm
- Load Compartment Length: 3,397mm
- Load Compartment Width: 1,787mm
- Load Compartment Height: 2,079mm
- Maximum Payload: 774 kg
Battery And Range
- Battery capacity: 55 kWh
- Battery type: lithium-ion
- Range (WLTP): 96 miles
- DC Charging: 0% to 80%: 30 minutes
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