Charged EVs | Mercedes-Benz develops devoted EV structure for vans

Mercedes-Benz develops devoted EV structure for vans

Mercedes-Benz has developed a brand new purpose-built modular and scalable structure dubbed Van Electrical Structure (VAN.EA), upon which all its newly developed vans might be primarily based ranging from 2026.

The corporate is planning to cut back its portfolio of van variants by greater than 50% in comparison with its present providing with inside combustion engines whereas masking the identical use circumstances for patrons.

The platform consists of three separate modules: entrance, middle and rear. The entrance module consists of the electrical powertrain and the entrance axle, and is similar in all VAN.EA variants, as a part of an optimized frequent components technique. The middle module scales the car size. That is additionally the place the standardized battery case is positioned. Excessive-voltage batteries with completely different capacities are put in throughout the case. The rear module might be accessible in two variations: with an electrical motor for the all-wheel-drive variants of VAN.EA and with out one for the front-wheel drive variants.

”VAN.EA permits us to consolidate our mid-size and enormous vans right down to just one structure and considerably cut back the complexity of our product portfolio,” stated Mathias Geisen, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans.

Supply: Mercedes-Benz

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