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It was just confirmed that the eSprinter will go into production during the 2nd half of 2023.

"Mercedes announced the next-generation eSprinter in December and now the company has confirmed the model will go into production in the second half of 2023.

The electric van will be built at three different plants, including the Düsseldorf and Ludwigsfelde factories in Germany as well as the Ladson/North Charleston plant in the United States. Planning is already underway and Mercedes will invest approximately $58 (£43 / €50) million into each plant as part of the electrification shift.

Each of the plants will build the eSprinter on the same production line that makes conventionally powered versions of the van. This will enable Mercedes to “respond very precisely” to market needs as they could either ramp up or cut eSprinter production to meet demand, while also adjusting production of the traditional Sprinter to compensate.

As we reported last year, the next-generation eSprinter has been fast-tracked and will ride on the new Electric Versatility Platform. The architecture offers greater flexibility and this will enable the electric van to be offered with two wheelbases and three different battery packs. All of the vans will be rear-wheel drive and Mercedes has confirmed there will be a chassis variant that can be used to underpin everything from ambulances to motorhomes.

Mercedes-Benz Vans boss Marcus Breitschwerdt said “The future of mobility is electric in the transport sector, especially in the last mile delivery segment.” His sentiments were echoed by Mercedes-Benz Vans head of production, Dr. Ingo Ettischer, who remarked “We will benefit from our experience which we have already built up very successfully in the production of electric and conventionally driven vans on a line at our plant in Düsseldorf.”
 
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