The future Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric van will be launched in February next year. Still, the manufacturer is doing the final tests before the premiere of this all-electric commercial vehicle. Engineers completed a round trip between Stuttgart and Munich on a single charge.
The new Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric van managed to cover 475 kilometers in real life on the roads of Germany in a consumption test carried out by the company before the official launch. "It impresses with its efficiency, autonomy, and loading capacity," said the representatives of the German manufacturer.
The consumption test was supervised by the TUV Sud institute, which certified that on the route that started in front of the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, reached Munich Airport, and then returned to the point of departure, the eSprinter electric van consumed 104 kWh, which represents an average consumption of 21.9 kWh per 100 km, on a route of 475 kilometers.
The value is a record for a commercial vehicle in its segment, in real traffic, on a route that includes many hills and a significant distance from the highway. The level differences traveled crossed areas ranging from 210 meters altitude up to 785 meters.
The engineers who tested the car left the route configured by navigation without optimizing it and did not use closed or prepared roads to facilitate the eSprinter's access. The representative of TUV Sud was present throughout the route to supervise how the electric van was driven.
Upon arrival, the dashboard display announced a battery range of 20 kilometers, which means that the total range of this car reaches almost 500 km in real traffic.
The new Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric van will be launched in February with three battery options and several body configurations. The model will be available in Europe and the US but will be produced in the brand's US factory.