In February, Mercedes-Benz will unveil the next edition of the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter, an electric van with a much more extended range. On a single charge, the prototype van has already covered 475 kilometers.
It's encouraging news for the impending Mercedes eSprinter's driving range. Although it is not yet ready for mass production, a prototype of the electric vehicle has driven the 475 kilometers between Stuttgart and Munich and back again without recharging.
The route had highway driving and driving in hilly areas with steep climbs. Even so, the new Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric van only used 21.9 kilowatt-hours of power per 100 kilometers.
The production version of the new Mercedes-Benz eSprinter, available with a choice of three different battery capacities, is based on this prototype. The electric van with the biggest battery was chosen for the test drive, and an extended-length, high-roof version was selected to show how the model could be used as a courier vehicle.
Instead of doing their fuel economy test in a lab, Mercedes-Benz Vans engineers chose to do it on the open road between Stuttgart and Munich (Germany).
This required travel on city streets, highways, and back roads. The route included a total of 475 kilometers and varied in altitude from 210 to 785 meters. When we got to our destination, the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, the van still had around 20 kilometers of gas in the tank.
On October 19, an impartial expert from the German testing and certification organization TÜV Süd drove and observed everything that happened. This ensured the automobile worked as it should and that the low consumption and extended range were accomplished on a single battery charge.
With the introduction of the new Mercedes eSprinter at the start of February, Mercedes-Benz Vans once again emphasizes its desire to be a pioneer in electric mobility. Year to date, Mercedes-Benz has taken 30% of the electric vans market. This makes it the clear leader in the market.
"One of the most important factors in the success of the electric conversion in the van market is a range, so the consumption test results for the new Mercedes eSprinter are encouraging." The new Mercedes eSprinter electric van will be more adaptable than ever, thanks to its three battery capacities and countless chassis variations. That's why we're anticipating expanding our clientele even more. Louise Klink Raaschou, sales manager at Mercedes-Benz Vans, adds. @via Mercedes-Benz Vans.