The Mercedes-Benz Dusseldorf plant has started production of the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter. ( Earlier post .) Mercedes-Benz has been building its globally successful vans in Dusseldorf since 1962; more than 4.6 million vehicles have been produced in Dusseldorf to date. Since 2018, production of the newest Sprinter has also taken place there, with more than 200,000 units having already left the assembly line. The battery-electric eSprinter is intended to cover a range of use in urban mobility. Accordingly, it is initially being offered as a panel van with high roof and a permissible gross weight of 3,500 kilograms. Its maximum loading volume is 10.5 m 3 , the same as for the Sprinter with combustion engine. Similar to the entry-level diesel engine, the electric drive in the eSprinter drives the front wheels with an output of 85 kW and torque of up to 300 N·m. A flexible payload and battery […]