Mercedes-Benz Unveils Electric Long-Haul Truck

Mercedes-Benz Trucks, part of commercial vehicle maker Daimler Truck Holding, has launched electric long-haul truck eActros 600. The high battery capacity of more than 600 kilowatt hours, and efficient electric drive axle developed in-house, enables the e-truck to achieve a range of 500 kilometers without intermediate charging. Therefore, the eActros 600 will be able to travel significantly more than 1,000 kilometers per day.

In addition to CCS charging with up to 400 kW, the eActros 600 will later also enable megawatt charging (MCS). The batteries can be charged from 20 to 80 percent in about 30 minutes at a suitable charging station with an output of around one megawatt. When it comes to profitability for fleet operators, the electric truck is intended to set new standards, over the long term replacing the majority of diesel trucks in the important long-haul transport segment, the company noted.

The start of series production is planned for the end of 2024. It also provides more than 80% CO2 savings compared to diesel-trucks over entire life cycle possible.

Background about the Company

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is one of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers. Mercedes-Benz Trucks is primarily focused on designing, manufacturing, and marketing a wide range of commercial vehicles, including trucks, buses, and special-purpose vehicles. The division is recognized for its high-quality and innovative trucks, and it has a rich history that spans over a century. They produce a diverse lineup of commercial vehicles, including heavy-duty and medium-duty trucks, as well as specialty vehicles like fire trucks, construction vehicles, and military trucks. They cater to a wide range of industries and applications.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has a global presence, with manufacturing facilities and sales networks in various countries worldwide. They serve markets across Europe, North America, Asia, and other regions, offering products tailored to local needs and regulations. They’ve introduced many technological advancements in the field of commercial vehicles, such as advanced safety features, fuel-efficient engines, and cutting-edge connectivity and telematics solutions. While in recent years, Mercedes-Benz Trucks has been investing in electric and alternative fuel solutions, in line with the growing emphasis on sustainability and environmental concerns. They’ve introduced electric and hybrid models to meet the evolving demands of the commercial transport industry.

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