12 Jul 2017

MERCEDES-BENZ DÜSSELDORF PLANT IS COMPETENCE CENTER FOR ELECTRIC SPRINTER

The Mercedes-Benz plant in Düsseldorf, which will again produce the next generation of the Sprinter van, will also start assembling the electric-drive version of this vehicle, The Sprinter is available as a van for goods transport but also in a version for people’s transport.

Over the next few years Mercedes-Benz Vans will be investing a total of around €150 million (US$171 million) in electrifying its commercial range, based on the Vito and the Sprinter. The business unit can make use of existing modular construction technologies deployed by Mercedes-Benz Cars and benefit from economies of scale.

At the Düsseldorf plant around €300 million (US$342 million) is being invested in the production of the next-generation Sprinter. The relevant employees are undergoing training to prepare for work on the electric Sprinter and other technological developments. The company and the works council have also agreed to carry out measures to increase flexible working and boost efficiency.



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