Mercedes-Benz has confirmed the final specifications of the EV version of the new Sprinter panel van, which is due to go on sale in selected markets before the end 2018.
The newcomer will have two battery options, targeted at different types of customer, each powered through an electric motor developed from that of the smaller eVito, which the company revealed in late 2016.
The 84Kw electric motor has a top speed of just under 80mph and develops 300Nm of torque.
The smaller battery pack is 41kWh, and has a range of 72 miles on a full charge, while the bigger 55kWh battery pack will extend the range up to 95miles. Both can be recharged in 45 minutes using a fast charger, or be charged at a normal rate in 6-8 hours depending on ambient temperature.
The eSprinter has a maximum payload of 1,040kg, though this drops to 900kg for the model fitted with the bigger (and thereby heavier) battery pack.
The front-wheel-drive van is plated at 3.5-tonnes and is based on the high roof Sprinter. It is the second van in the Mercedes-Benz range to be electrified – part of the brand’s commitment to offer electric versions of all of its LCVs by 2020.