2024 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter Unveiled for Canada, U.S., Europe [VIDEO]

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Mercedes-Benz launched a new version of the eSprinter on Tuesday, with the updated electric edition of the classic Sprinter van set to hit U.S. and Canadian markets by the second half of this year, according to a press release.

Additionally, the eSprinter is expected to hit Europe around the end of 2023, and it will be produced at Mercedes-Benz plants in Charleston, South Carolina as well as in Düsseldorf, Germany, and at another factory in Ludwigsfelde down the road.

The automaker says the eSprinter features upgraded efficiency range and load capacities compared to its old versions.

The eSprinter includes a battery with a usable capacity of 113 kWh, with a load capacity of 488 cubic feet and a gross vehicle weight of 4.25 tons.

Based on a simulation using the WLTP cycle, the eSprinter is expected to have up to roughly 248.5 miles (400 kilometers) of range, with the WLTP city cycle tests showing up to about 311 miles (500 km) of range. These numbers beat the Ford E-Transit’s range of under 200 miles.

The new eSprinter van will include the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with the latest software generation, previously only available to the company’s passenger vehicles.

“With the new eSprinter, we are taking the electric large van segment to a new level. The triad of efficiency, range and load capacity with simultaneous TCO optimization makes the new eSprinter the most versatile Mercedes-Benz eVan ever,” Mercedes’ head of vans Mathias Geisen said.

The news comes just a few weeks after Mercedes-Benz unveiled plans for a global charging network.

Check out a hands-on of this new eSprinter from Engadget seen below:

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