"Stellantis Spotlight" is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Stellantis. The top stories for the week ending April 15, 2022, include the Jeep® and Chrysler brands debut vehicles at the New York International Auto Show, Camp Jeep is back for its 16th year at the show and the Chrysler brand launches its new Amazon store.
Next generation of the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter
Mercedes-Benz Vans consistently electrifies all model series and continues to focus on reliability, quality and total cost of ownership (TCO) optimization. In order to create even greater added value for customers in the future, Mercedes-Benz Vans has developed the Electric Versatility Platform. It will be the basis for the next generation of the eSprinter. The core building blocks of the new concept are three modules that allow the greatest possible freedom in the development and design of various body types, as previously only known from the conventionally powered Sprinter
With the BMW i Vision Circular, the BMW Group is demonstrating the consistent design of a car according to the principles of a circular economy. The overall design goal of this visionary vehicle was to create a vehicle that is optimized for closed material cycles and achieves a rate of 100% recycled materials or 100% recyclability. In addition to bio-based and certified raw materials, materials that have already passed through a product life cycle – so-called secondary materials – are used for this purpose. This also applies to the energy storage system: The solid-state battery of the BMW i Vision Circular is 100% recyclable and almost completely made from recycled materials. At the same time, it will achieve a considerably higher energy density with significantly fewer of the most valuable resources. “We have included circularity in our concept right from the start when designing the BMW i Vision Circular. That's why this visionary vehicle is full of innovative ideas that combine sustainability with new and inspiring aesthetics – we call this approach Circular Design,” explains Adrian van Hooydonk, Head of BMW Group Design. Circular Design is based on the four principles RE:THINK, RE:DUCE, RE:USE and RE:CYCLE.