Mercedes Vans has announced some of its future programs for electrification and manufacturing facilities in Europe. The up coming era Mercedes eSprinter will proceed to be made in Europe and will have a much more than double the assortment.
Mercedes Vans intends that by the center of this decade all newly launched van products will have electrical propulsion only.
Currently, the Mercedes Vans vary involves electric versions in the center and large course vans and electric variations will soon follow for the new Citan/T-Course compact class van.
As a result, the Mercedes electric Van vary will consist of:
Compact course: eCitan and EQT (partnership with Renault)
Center course: eVito Panel van, eVito Tourer (passenger version)
Significant course: eSprinter, EQV
The very first model to be renewed is the Mercedes eSprinter. The new era will be released in the next half of 2023 and Mercedes announces that depending on the configuration it will far more than double the selection of the present Sprinter. It will be made in a few diverse destinations:
– Dusseldorf, Germany, the largest Mercedes Van plant – Panel Van edition
– Ludwigsfelde, Germany – open up overall body model, the latest model is developed right here given that 2018
– Charleston, South Carolina
Mercedes Vans has expressed a robust wish to manage production potential in Europe inspite of climbing expenses. To that close, Mercedes needs to grow its European operations with a 2nd production facility in Central/Japanese Europe.
In 2025, Mercedes will introduce the committed electric powered system VAN.EA. This modular platform will type the foundation of all Mercedes vans to be designed in the long term.
The very first designs based on the VAN.EA platform will be the open up human body variations of the Mercedes eSprinter to be produced at the Dusseldorf plant, where Mercedes Vans will invest 400 million euros, and the closed product/panel van versions to be made at the Central and Eastern European plant.
The new Eastern European facility would deliver two big course types: the eSprinter open up body based mostly on VAN.EA and a design based on the next generation of the Rivian Light van (RLV) electric powered van with which Mercedes has signed a memorandum for a strategic partnership.
Mercedes did not give facts of the spot of the plant in Central and Japanese Europe but Automotive Information speculates that it could be Kecesmet, where by Mercedes also has a plant manufacturing compact designs dependent on the MFA II platform.