Mercedes-Benz Vans has released the first technical details about the next generation eSprinter.
The car industry takes the next step and publishes photos of the commercial vehicle from tests in Arjeplog, Sweden.
Although the photos are not very revealing, Mercedes said the electric prototypes were tested in extreme cold weather. The reason is to consider the “effects of extreme cold on handling, ergonomics, thermal management, autonomy and cab comfort». The company also monitored the performance of drive components, heating systems and software, as well as charging behavior and management.
Despite temperatures as low as -30 ° (Mercedes did not specify whether it is Fahrenheit or Celsius), the company said that The next generation eSprinter defies both ice and snow, extreme temperatures and can withstand the toughest tests.
Mercedes has announced that the next generation eSprinter will be offered with three different battery packs, as well as a variety of different body styles. From traditionally closed vans to open frames. The company also said that the range of the van will be “more than double” that of the existing eSprinter, depending on the configuration.
The redesigned eSprinter will go into production in Charleston, South Carolina in the second half of 2023. Mercedes will then start manufacturing the model at its factories in Düsseldorf.
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