UK pricing & specs out for Mercedes eSprinter
The battery-electric transporter from Germany will be available in two versions at a base price of £51,950, excluding VAT and OLEV grant.
What differentiates the two versions of this commercial van is mainly the charging capacity – while one features DC 20kW fast charging that the manufacturer claims can charge 10-80% in 120 min, the other features up to 80kW, allowing for the same capacity to charge in 30 min. The fast charging version is available for a price increase of £525.
In addition to the usual EV technology, such as braking recuperation, heated seats also come standard for the driver, as well as a mode 3 type 2 eight-meter charging cable and a speed limiter that kicks in at 75 mph.
The load capacity has not really changed at 11 m³ due to the batteries being integrated underneath the floor, and the range for the eSprinter is calculated to stand at up to 96 miles. This is due to Mercedes-Benz research showing that the average daily van mileage across Europe is 60 miles. The vehicle is expected to be eligible for both the £8,000 OLEV grant, Transport for London’s scrappage scheme, as well as being free from the congestion charge.
Mercedes Benz has been ramping up their attention on the UK market recently, as this news comes just after the UK adaption of the EQV, Mercedes’ other electric van. This rounds out their electric vehicle lineup with both a panel van and a passenger van.