2018 Mercedes eSprinter - Systematic Electrification of Commercial Fleets

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The new eSprinter will be available as a panel van with high roof. With a permissible gross vehicle weight of 3500 kilograms, a vehicle length of 5932 millimetres, a wheelbase of 3924 millimetres and a maximum load capacity of 10.5 m3, the eSprinter has sufficient space for a wide range of transport requirements. Maximum flexibility is ensured by a choice of battery capacities. With an installed battery capacity of 55 kWh, the range of the new eSprinter is around 150 kilometres, even under unfavourable conditions such as low ambient temperatures and a full load. The batteries can be fully charged in eight hours at a charge column or a wallbox with a maximum power of 7.2 kW. In this configuration the maximum payload is around 900 kilograms, mainly aimed at customers who also use their vehicles over longer distances in urban areas but rarely load them to the payload limit. A second battery capacity option above all meets inner-city operating requirements where range is of secondary importance but payload capacity is a decisive criterion. In this case the installed battery capacity is 41 kWh, and the range is around 115 kilometres. In return the maximum payload increases by around 140 kilograms to around 1040 kilograms. The charging time is around six hours, unless the eSprinter is charged at a DC fast charging station, then when using the corresponding charging capacity, after 45 minutes both battery capacities will be provided with 80 percent of their range again.

The performance figures also show that the Sprinter and the eSprinter are eye-to-eye. Like the entry-level diesel variant, the electric drive system has an output of 84 kW and a torque of up to 300 newton metres. Customers have a choice of maximum speeds: in city traffic and densely populated areas, a top speed of 80 km/h meets all requirements while conserving energy reserves and increasing range. If more pace is required, top speeds of up to 120 km/h are possible.
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