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Price Tag for Mercedes-Benz eSprinter? No Surprise — It’s More Than the Competition

After months of anticipation, the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter hits a U.S. market that's thirsty for more electric vehicle options, especially for large cargo vans.

2024 Mercedes eSprinter(Photo/Mercedes)
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For many van life adventurers, a gas-powered Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has long been viewed as the go-to choice. And the newly unveiled price for an electric version of the vehicle seems to reflect that reputation.

On Wednesday, Mercedes-Benz announced the arrival of eSprinters in U.S. dealerships, where consumers can expect a price tag starting around $71,900.

Built as a 170-inch wheelbase cargo van with a high roof and a 113kWh battery, many van lovers will likely welcome its arrival. But to take one on the road, they’ll have to pay significantly more than the vehicle’s gas-guzzling sibling.

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The 2023 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter; (photo/Mercedes-Benz)

(Not) Priced to Move

As GearJunkie wrote in February, the vehicle represents the first time American customers can buy an emission-free, battery-electric van from Mercedes-Benz. The electric version also costs significantly more than its internal combustion counterpart.

A 2024 170-inch, high-roof internal combustion Sprinter’s pricing starts at about $56,500. But for those looking to cut gas costs — as well as reduce their carbon footprint — the extra bucks might be worth it. Drivers who log thousands of miles each year could probably justify the extra $15,400.

2024 Mercedes eSprinter

However, the eSprinter is also pricier when compared to its electrified competition. In the emerging category of electric cargo vans, the number of options is small, but growing. The Ford E-Transit represents an early competitor, with similar features and a starting price of around $51,500.

The U.S. market will also see a RAM ProMaster EV released sometime this year. Though no prices have been announced yet, it’s likely to have a price tag similar to the Ford E-Transit, making it another cheaper option when compared to the eSprinter.

That’s not too surprising. After all, Mercedes has the name recognition. But with a handful of other EV cargo vans expected to hit the market in the near future, a bit of patience might pay off — literally.

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