Mercedes-Benz Vans is fully dedicated to its electrification plans and now is trying to equip all of its models with a battery-electric powertrain. At the meantime, it tries to concentrate on reliability, quality and TCO.
The good news is that the German automaker has developed a completely new Electric Versatility Platform for the van segment. The next generation od eSprinter will be based on this new platform. There are three important elements that enable the platform of holding different types of body.
The new plan makes some new configurations possible, the things that previously were only available with combustion engines.
Marcus Breitschwerdt, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans says:
The next generation eSprinter will enable us to make many more body variants available. This will ensure we meet the requirements of our customers across multiple sectors in the future, while offering the advantages of locally emission-free electric drive. The Sprinter has been demonstrating our competence in the transport field for a quarter of a century. In the field of electromobility, we have initiated many innovations in recent years. With the implementation of our accelerated electrification strategy, we’re combining the best of both worlds – our innovation and expertise!
Mercedes-Benz believes in the ecological and economical benefits of battery-electric vans. The company will try to the design and produce electric vans in all segments and offer them to the market.
There has been 350 million euros investment for the Electric Versatility Platform, so it will play a very important role for the emission-free vans and future transportation. With the new eSprinter being CO2 neutral, the company gets one step closer to Daimler’s Ambition 2039 coming true.