Mercedes-Benz Vans’ Next-Gen eSprinter will Sit on New EVP

Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced the next-gen all-electric eSprinter large van. It will be underpinned on a new Electric Versatility Platform (EVP).

Mercedes-Benz did not release any information regarding the new eSprinter’s capacity or range, but it will be available in multiple body configurations, as well as Small, Medium and Large battery options. According to the company, even the smallest battery option will have “significantly” more capacity than the current versions which sits at 35 kWh and 55 kWh.

In the image we see a rear-wheel-drive system with an electric motor located near the axle, with the extra space in the front to be utilized by high-voltage components. An official launch date was not given but previous rumors suggests it will launch in the U.S. in late 2023, and will be equipped with a 120 kWh battery.

With an investment of €350 million ($424 million), the new Electric Versatility Platform should improve specs of the eSprinter and allow Mercedes to sell multiple versions globally: ”This innovative e-drive platform will be the technical basis for the next-generation eSprinter. The core elements of the new platform are three modules that enable the greatest possible flexibility in the development and design of different body types. This allows for new eSprinter body configurations previously only available with combustion engines.”

The new Mercedes-Benz eSprinter will be available not only in Europe, but also in the U.S. and Canada. Check out the video below for more details:

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