Mercedes-Benz gears up for production of next-gen eSprinter

In Mercedes-Benz, News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineApril 1, 2021

The next generation eSprinter van is to be built in North Charleston, South Carolina, Düsseldorf and Ludwigsfelde in Germany –areas chosen for market-oriented production. Based on the newly developed Electric Versatility Platform announced at the end of 2020, the next generation of the eSprinter targets new customer segments and markets, including the USA and Canada. 

Mercedes-Benz is investing around €350 million in the next generation eSprinter. The necessary conversion measures in plants and retraining is currently in preparation.

“In the future, we will be able to quickly meet the ever-increasing demand for electrically driven vans and, thanks to our intelligent and flexible production, be able to respond very precisely to the requirements of the different markets and make optimum use of our capacities,” says Ingo Ettischer, head of production at Mercedes-Benz Vans. 

Production of the eSprinter will start from the second half of 2023.