Mercedes announces prices and specs for eSprinter

Mercedes announces prices and specs for eSprinter

New electric van offers a range of up to 96 miles.

Mercedes has revealed pricing and specifications for its upcoming electric eSprinter. 

Priced from £51,950 excluding both VAT and the OLEV grant, the eSprinter packs a range of up to 96 miles between charges.

Two variants are available, with the first offering standard 20kW charging resulting in a 10-80 per cent charge time of 120 minutes. A larger 80kW charging version means that the same battery level can be achieved in just 30 minutes. 

Active energy recuperation, which harvests the energy usually lost when slowing down or braking is included too. The level of recuperation can be changed via the steering wheel paddles as well, allowing the driver to tailor the amount of energy recuperation the van receives. 

As standard, the eSprinter comes with a heated drivers’ seat, dual passenger seat, overhead control panel and air conditioning. It also gets an eight-metre charging cable, Bluetooth connectivity and DAB radio. 

 

A suite of driver assistance packages with features such as active brake assist, attention assist and crosswind assist are fitted as standard too, while a full Thatcham Category 1 alarm ensures that the van will remain as safe as possible wherever it is. 

Thanks to the location of the batteries under the floor the van’s load area isn’t impeded, while the batteries themselves are accompanied by an eight-year 160,000km warranty. Mercedes expects the batteries to have a capacity of at least 70 per cent after eight years. 

Not only is the e-Sprinter eligible for the government grant of up to £8,000, but it is also eligible for Transport for London’s scrappage scheme and is exempt from all ULEZ charges. 

 

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