The next generation of the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter is headed to the U.S. and Canada and will be developed on a new 350 million euro ($424 million) electric vehicle platform.
The commercial van, built on Mercedes’ new Electric Versatility Platform, will be offered with three battery options and various body configurations, the German automaker confirmed Wednesday.
“This will ensure we meet the requirements of our customers across multiple sectors … while offering the advantages of locally emission-free electric drive,” Marcus Breitschwerdt, head of Mercedes-Benz Vans, said in a statement.
On Monday, Automotive News reported Mercedes planned to begin selling the eSprinter in the U.S. as early as the third quarter of 2023. Mercedes did not say when the eSprinter would be available for sale in North America.