With the arrival here of its new, more specious eSprinter van (pictured above), Mercedes-Benz is now offering fleet owners a two-model, all-electric e-van choice that it says ‘will equip them to demonstrate their eco-friendly credentials’.
Modelled on the diesel-powered Sprinter popular amongst food and pharma producers, fleet operators, tradespeople, maintenance and parcel delivery specialists, the new eSprinter has an unrestricted cargo volume of 11 cubic metres.
Other key stats include a useable battery capacity of 35 kWh (installed: 41 kWh) with peak output of 85 kW, 300 Nm torque, a 120kms range, and a top speed up to 120 km/h.
Similar stats apply in the case of the mid-range eVito which has a cargo volume of up to 6m3, a range of around 150 kms and a maximum speed of up to 120km/h.
Priced from a VRT-inclusive €49,995 and €39,995 respectively, before grants, the eSprinter and eVito are said by their sales manager, Fergus Conheady to have ‘all of the attributes required to satisfy a more eco-aware society’.