An electric version of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter large van is now on sale in Ireland, at €49,995 plus VAT, writes Brian Byrne.

The eSprinter joins the mid-sized eVito which costs €39,995, and both vans qualify for a grant of €3,800.
The eSprinter is front-wheel drive with a specification that includes an overall length of 6088mm, payload of 1045kg, kerb weight of 2455 kg, gross vehicle weight of 3500kg and a high roof design. The cargo volume is 11 m3, and the batteries are located under the floor. The factory range claim is up to 120kms, and a 10pc-80pc charge is possible in 70 minutes.

Mercedes-Benz Commercials sales manager for Ireland Fergus Conheady says the new eSprinter and eVito have all of the attributes by which fleet operators measure their vehicles. “Proven and spacious performers, they have the specifications that equip operators to demonstrate their responsible eco-friendly credentials.”