Is An Electric Van In Your Future?

By Product Expert | Posted in Mercedes-Benz News, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 5:00 pm

2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter E2500 Electric Commercial Van

Positive and negative energy is taking the world by electric storm. Like lightning, the flow of electrons though conductors is becoming the standard technique for making cars move. It is cheaper, more eco-friendly, and safer than gasoline, so why not juice up a commercial van? We assume this is the thought process Mercedes-Benz went through when it dreamed up the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter E2500 van.

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Mercedes-Benz Electric Concept Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz has been extremely active in the electric vehicle race over the last decade. From luxury passenger cars, to city buses, to commercial semi-trucks, to golf carts, there really isn’t anything Mercedes-Benz hasn’t electrified. Everything, that is, except for its line of commercial vans.

Mercedes-Benz Vision Van

Mercedes-Benz did actually release an electric commercial van, but it is a Vision concept only and will never make it to production because it is simply too advanced. What this does mean, however, is that Mercedes-Benz is close to being able to provide a standard Sprinter or Metris van powered by electric motors, even if it doesn’t feature all the advanced technology of the Vision Van, by next year.

Sprinter, Metris

The Sprinter and the Metris are the two current commercial van models offered by Mercedes-Benz. Due to the timing of the Metris release and the introduction of the Vision Van, we expect Mercedes-Benz was holding off on making the electric Sprinter until it had its full lineup, which includes the Metris also.

Advantages Of Electric Commercial Vehicles

An obtainable Mercedes-Benz electric commercial van could completely change the industry for the better. Electric vans would be more efficient, cleaner, quieter, and overall more comfortable than the current gasoline and diesel applications. Do you think the Sprinter will be available with an electric drivetrain by 2018?

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