Mercedes-Benz Trucks begins eActros roadshow through five European countries

Total distance of 3,700 kilometres to be covered purely electrically; the three series-produced all-electric eActros trucks will be on the road over a period of five weeks

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 04 May 2023 Views icon3211 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Mercedes-Benz Trucks started its eActros sales tour through five European countries on May 2. The route of the three electric trucks for distribution haulage will initially run from the Mercedes-Benz Worth plant via Austria to Italy. After a subsequent loop through Germany, the eActros will continue on to the Netherlands and Belgium.

Several stopovers will be made on the route in order to present the vehicles and services to customers in detail. E-mobility experts from Mercedes-Benz Trucks who will be on the road with the eActros will discuss market-specific issues relating to e-mobility directly with fleet operators and will provide customers with comprehensive consulting. All in all, the three eActros trucks will cover around 3,700 kilometres in purely battery-electric mode over a period of five weeks. They will be charged at public charging stations as well as on the depots of Daimler Truck branches.

Stina Fagerman, Head of Marketing, Sales and Services at Mercedes-Benz Trucks: "More and more fleet operators are preparing to electrify their fleets. With the eActros roadshow, we will be actively reaching out to customers and letting them experience the eActros first hand. At the same time, we will be providing comprehensive consulting on the switch to e-mobility. We are very much looking forward to this CO2-neutral tour across Europe."

Two eActros 300 (4x2) and one eActros 400 (6x2) are being used for the roadshow. The battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eActros for heavy-duty distribution haulage has been rolling off the production line at the Worth plant since 2021. The eActros’ batteries can consist of either three (eActros 300) or four battery packs (eActros 400), each of which has an installed capacity of 112 kWh. Fitted with four battery packs, the eActros 400 has a range of up to 400 kilometres.

The technological heart of the electric truck is its drive unit, which consists of a rigid electric axle with two integrated electric motors and a two-speed transmission. The two liquid-cooled motors deliver a continuous output of 330 kW and a peak output of 400 kW. In addition, electrical energy can be recovered by means of recuperation when driving with foresight. The energy recovered by braking is fed back into the eActros’ batteries and is then again available for powering the vehicle.

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