Mercedes-Benz South Africa has been busy making headlines here on TWFLD while launching an array of EQ luxury EVs like the AMG EQE and EQE Saloon in the past month or so. Just when we thought that was enough, the commercial arm of the company has today announced an electric model to its line-up as well.
Its now official. Mercedes-Benz Vans South Africa has confirmed that the the electrified 2024 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter will launch in the country in 2024. Mind you, the eSprinter isn’t the firm’s first electric van, but it will be the first available in the South Africa.
While it’s aimed at commercial fleets rather than retail customers, the eSprinter is still an important vehicle.
The model may look the same as the outgoing Sprinter on the outside, but every mechanical component packed into the carryover chassis (shared with the internal-combustion Sprinter) is new.
The eSprinter launches in South Africa with a 113-kWh pack. The load capacity is 14 cubic metres, the permissible gross vehicle weight is up to 4.25 tonnes.
The electric range, based on a simulation using the WLTP cycle, will be up to 400 kilometres. Charging from 10 to 8% of full capacity takes around 28 minutes for the 56 kWh battery and around 42 minutes for the 113 kWh battery.
Complete model line-up and pricing will be confirmed closer to the launch date.
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