Published on December 13th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan0
New Era: Fully Electric Mercedes-Benz eSprinter Goes Into Production
December 13th, 2019 by Cynthia Shahan
Mercedes-Benz’s Dusseldorf plant has celebrated the start of production of the fully electric eSprinter and ushered in a new era in Dusseldorf.
The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter looks so accommodating perhaps it will even be used as a base for someone to convert into a green tiny home.
The Stuttgart-based manufacturer has been manufacturing the popular vans (non-electric versions) in Dusseldorf since 1962. The plant has continued to become the leading Sprinter plant worldwide, developing and testing all future-oriented technologies. The plant serves as a benchmark for the other locations. So, it’s the right place for a new electric van to roll off the line.
“More than 4.6 million vehicles have been produced in Dusseldorf to date. Since 2018, production of the new Sprinter has also taken place there, with over 200,000 units having already left the assembly line, ready to enter into their daily service all over the world. The production of the fully electric eSprinter marks the beginning of a new era in Dusseldorf. Building the eSprinter in Dusseldorf is a next step for the future of the plant and for the manufacturer itself.”
“Over the past years, already in advance of production of the new Sprinter and the new drive system variants, Mercedes-Benz Vans has invested a total of around 330 million euros in the technical expansion of production, while taking into account the fact that, in future, the manufacture of both conventionally operated and fully electric vehicles will be built on a single production line. The result will be enormous flexibility and the ability to meet both customer and market requirements.”
The company has implemented two new product run-ups within 21 months, with investments totaling around €330 million.
The full Mercedes-Benz press release can be found here.
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