Ultimate Mercedes-Benz eSprinter EV Charging Guide
Are you ready to embrace the future of transportation with your Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric van? If so, you’re in the right place. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about EV charging for your eSprinter, from home charging options to finding public charging stations and understanding charging rates.
Mercedes-Benz eSprinter technical data
Range (WLTP): 93 miles
Electricity Running Costs (pence per mile): 7.6ppm
Rapid DC Charge: Yes
EV Type: Battery Electric Van
*Electric Cost per Mile is calculated by using a nominal cost of 15p per unit (kWh)
Mercedes-Benz eSprinter Charging Guide
The eSprinter features a 55kWh battery (of which 47kWh is usable) and has both a Type 2 and CCS connection.
|Charging Type||Charging Time||Range Added Per Minute|
|Domestic 3-Pin Plug||26 Hours||0.06 Miles Per Minute|
|7.4kW Wallbox AC||6 Hours 20 Minutes||0.25 Miles Per Minute|
|Kempower T-Series 40kW Portable DC Charger||1 Hour 10 Minutes||1.32 Miles Per Minute|
|Kempower C-Series 200kW DC||14 Minutes||6.2 Miles Per Minute|
All figures on based on Vital EV estimates and actual charging time can be affected by a wide range of factors, including ambient temperature, state of charge of the battery and the maximum limited charge rate of the vehicle.
Home Charging: The Perfect Starting Point
For many electric vehicle owners, home charging is the most convenient and cost-effective way to keep their eSprinter fully charged. Setting up a home charging station requires a Type 2 connector and an AC power source. Depending on your charging equipment and ambient temperature, charge times can vary. Home charging typically offers slow to fast charging rates, ensuring your eSprinter is ready to hit the road when you are.
Public Charging Stations: Power On the Go
When you need to charge your electric van while out and about, public charging stations are your go-to solution. With a growing number of public charging points across various charging networks, it’s easier than ever to find a compatible station for your Mercedes-Benz eSprinter.
Public charging stations offer different charging rates, including slow, fast, and rapid DC charging options. To ensure a smooth charging session, always check the charging station’s compatibility with your eSprinter before plugging in.
Rapidly Charging Your eSprinter: When Time Is of the Essence
In situations where time is crucial, rapidly charging your eSprinter at a public charger with a DC power source can be a lifesaver. Rapid DC charging significantly reduces charge time compared to AC charging, allowing you to get back on the road faster. Keep in mind that rapidly charging your electric vehicle may be influenced by factors such as ambient temperature and battery capacity.
Understanding Charging Rates: Slow, Fast, and Rapid
The charging rates for your Mercedes-Benz eSprinter depend on the power output of the charging station and whether it uses AC or DC power. Here’s a quick breakdown of the charging rates:
Slow charging: Usually provided by home charging stations or some public charging points, offering a power output of up to 3 kW.
Fast charging: Common in public charging networks, with power outputs ranging from 7 kW to 22 kW.
Rapid DC charging: Found at dedicated public charging stations, delivering a power output of 50 kW or more.
Remember that charge time varies depending on the charging rate and the battery capacity of your eSprinter.
Keeping Your eSprinter Charged and Ready for Action
Whether you’re charging your Mercedes-Benz eSprinter at home or using public charging stations, understanding your electric van’s charging needs is crucial. By familiarizing yourself with connector types, charging rates, and how factors like ambient temperature can affect your EV charging experience, you can keep your eSprinter powered up and ready for any adventure.
Now that you’re equipped with the knowledge you need, it’s time to get out there and enjoy the benefits of your electric vehicle. Happy charging!