Parent company Daimler is investing upwards of €350 million (AU$566 million) into the modular skateboard platform, which will likely be delivered by 2023.
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Mercedes-Benz Vans is engineering an all-new platform to underpin its next-generation eSprinter models, according to parent company Daimler.

Known as the Electric Versatility Platform (EVP), the modular architecture will reportedly be compatible with three battery sizes and a wide spate of body configurations.

Power and range specifications are yet to be announced, however the manufacturer has confirmed all variants will be rear-wheel drive.

The development process – which will cost an estimated €350 million (AU$566 million) – is expected to be completed by 2023.

"The next generation eSprinter will enable us to make many more body variants available,” said Marcus Breitschwerdt, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans.

“This will ensure we meet the requirements of our customers across multiple sectors in the future, while offering the advantages of locally emission-free electric drive," he added.

The current eSprinter – which has a modest range of just 154km – is not currently sold in Australia.

A spokesperson for Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia told CarAdvice that local availability for the next-generation eSprinter is "still to be determined".