Mercedes-Benz eActros Celebrates its World Premiere

Mercedes-Benz eActros Celebrates its World Premiere

Electric truck has a range of up to 400 kilometres on single charge

Mercedes-Benz Trucks celebrated the world premiere of its battery-electric eActros for heavy-duty distribution haulage.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is heralding a new era with the launch of the first electric series-production truck with a star.

Karin Rådström, Member of the Board of Management at Daimler Truck AG and responsible for Mercedes-Benz Trucks said: “We have to acknowledge that transport is a part of the problem when it comes to climate change.

"At the same time, we can and we will be part of the solution. We start with our eActros that has covered more than half a million kilometers on public roads.”

“The eActros and its dedicated services are a big step for Mercedes-Benz Trucks and for our customers towards CO2-neutral transport.”

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After Mercedes-Benz Trucks had presented the concept vehicle practical testing of ten eActros prototypes in co-operation with customers in Germany and other European countries began in 2018.

The objective of the "eActros Innovation Fleet" was to launch a series-ready eActros on the market in 2021.

At the technological heart of the eActros is the drive unit with two integrated electric motors along with a two-speed transmission.

eActros draws its power from three or four battery packs with a range of up to 400 kilometres.

From autumn 2021 the series production of the model will begin.

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