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Mercedes-Benz eSprinter Dropside vs Volkswagen E-Crafter Dropside

March 1st, 2023

Electric cars are now not only the future but the present too. There is no question that the technology has risen to new heights over the past few years and it must be recognised that the electric era is now upon us. This new development in the technology has meant that a myriad of different vehicles now feature the humble electric motor as their only power source. After all, you can now find electric scooters, motorbikes, cars, and now vans! This blog is all about the latter, in particular the highly regarded Mercedes-Benz eSprinter Dropside and the Volkswagen E-Crafter Dropside.

Mercedes reality doesn’t need much of an introduction. They are one of the most recognisable car and vehicle brands in the world and have consistently built world class vehicles for decades. Their vans are known for their quality but also their exponential reliability and storage capacity. With the brand’s capabilities and exposure, it’s no wonder that they made the move to electric vans pretty early on and the latest eSprinter really is the crowning jewel of their electric range.

In terms of introductions, the same really does go for Volkswagen. They have been building cars for decades and they certainly know what the customer needs and wants from a vehicle. In fact, they pioneered the van with the introduction of the Transporter and they have carried on this van’s legacy right into the modern day. The E-Crafter Dropside is just another shining example of Volkswagen’s impeccable build quality and unwavering drive to achieve excellence. So, the real question is which is the right van for you? Check out this blog to find out which is the most capable, the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter Dropside or the Volkswagen E-Crafter Dropside.

Engines and Spec

In terms of these vans motors, you’ll certainly get quality and reliability from both the Volkswagen and the Mercedes. Both of these manufacturers are right at the front of the electric power race and they have certainly mastered the art of carbon neutral power. After over a decade of research and development, the German manufactures are now well averse in all things electric.

For a large payload vehicle, the strength of the Mercedes really lies with its range capabilities. The van’s motor will give you 96 miles on a full charge, which is incredibly commendable for a van of this size. After all, with the fast charging points in the UK, you’ll be able to recharge the van in no time at all! It’s fair to say that the van’s 55kWh battery really does a great job of powering the van. So, if it’s the range you’re after, then certainly check out the eSprinter.

With the electric motor in the Sprinter, you’ll also get all of the standard benefits of electric power such as instant torque and great acceleration. Torque figures really are crucial when it comes to vans as this is for that will allow you to pull heavy loads. With electric power, this force is instant, which is incredibly helpful.

As for the Crafter, its strength is also the range of the motor, so you should carefully consider when choosing between the two. Its 35kWh battery is good for 107 miles on one charge.


As you might expect, both of these are laden with state-of-the-art technology and impeccable storage capabilities. As you might expect for a two modern vans, the vehicles have a myriad of tech features which are designed to make your morning commutes that little bit easier.

The Volkswagen’s interior strength lies in the safety features which the van comes with. There is post-collision breaking, crosswinds assistance, heating windscreens and LED headlights. So, you’ll certainly feel secure behind the wheel.

The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter’s interior is known for its great technology additions such as Bluetooth connectivity so you can play music from your phone while you’re on the move. This will probably be a welcome addition to your vehicle on those cold Monday mornings or Friday afternoon journeys.

The Verdict

Needless to say, both of these vans really are excellent choices. They have impeccable brand reputations and are some of the bestselling electric vans on the market today. Of course, when it comes to choosing the right model for you, it all comes down to personal preference, as the two models really are extremely similar. So, get the kettle on, look through the vans specs and have a think about which is best for you. You may also contact us here at Van Sales UK. Our staff are friendly and extremely knowledgeable about vans, so we can certainly help.


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