Mercedes eActros Truck News ( 14)

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Whilst the European tour for the eActros appears somewhat more demanding at 15,000 kilometres, the UK saw a right hand drive electric version cover 1,400 miles in five days. Hauling a standard road trailer, and fully freighted at 40 tonnes GVW, the eActros 600 easily saw off the challenge of this year’s EV Rally event….

The two e-trucks on the “eActros 600 European Testing Tour 2024” have travelled 4,436 kilometres exclusively under battery-electric power to reach the northernmost milestone after 12 days: The North Cape in Norway, the northernmost point in Europe accessible by road from the mainland. The two near-series prototypes of the new electric flagship eActros 600 had…

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is planning for this summer the most extensive test run in the history of the company – with its new electric eActros 600. The intention is for two near-series prototypes of the battery-electric long-haul truck to travel across more than 20 European countries, each completing more than 13,000 kilometres at 40 tons gross…

Following on from test carried out by Scania in 2023 and MAN in April this year, where rates of 700 kilowatts was achieved, Mercedes have released the details of their Megawatt Charging System (MCS) test where they achieved charging rates of over 1,000 kilowatts. Mercedes developers have successfully charged a prototype of the eActros 600…

This is no longer a concept truck or one that’s undergoing secret testing. Mercedes have revealed their eActros 600 tractor unit for long distance haulage. You can place an order for one today – and don’t mind a left-hand drive, 4×2 one – it will be built at the end of 2024. That’s a similar…

We have already seen the prototype and, whilst these do not always make their way into full productions, it makes sense that the cab is essentially to Actros cab (why build a new one just for a driveline change?). So we expect the big reveal to look a little like the prototype image below. In…

There’s no dipping a toe into the water here. If you run a mixed fleet of trucks and vans, you may expect one of the diesel vans to be relaced with an electric version for work inside London. Not so for London-based premium drinks supplier The Drinks Club. The company has decided that replacing their…

Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK has teamed up with bodybuilder Solomon Commercials to launch Britain’s first fridge-bodied eActros electric truck. The 19-tonne GVW eActros made its debut at the ITT Hub event in Farnborough on 9 May. A fully operational vehicle, it will now be offered for live demonstrations to operators across the country. The truck is…

At the huge German BAUMA construction show, all truck makers have been keen to demonstrate their green construction vehicles, with Mercedes no exception.  eActros LongHaul with electric power take-off as an industry-specific solution Mercedes’ ‘concept prototype’ eActros LongHaul was shown in a road-oriented construction application at bauma. The Munich-based tipper manufacturer MEILLER, in co-operation with…

In terms of payload, distance and routes, heavy-duty long-haul transport is the most demanding segment in road freight transport. At the same time, there is great potential here to reduce CO2 emissions. Following the market launch of the eActros for heavy-duty distribution transport in 2021, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is now igniting the next stage for battery-powered…

The battery-electric eActros LongHaul long-distance truck will be Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ trade show highlight at this year’s IAA Transportation in September in Hanover. The manufacturer announced the 40-tonne truck in 2020 and will present the “concept prototype” exactly two years later for the first time. The eActros LongHaul to be shown at IAA provides a preview…

Following the market launch of the eActros for heavy-duty distribution transport in 2021, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is pressing ahead with the introduction of additional battery-electric models for this and coming years. For the important long-haul segment the eActros LongHaul, with a range of around 500 kilometres on one battery charge, is scheduled to be ready for…

Mercedes was the first to launch series production of MirrorCam back in 2018 – it was the first mirror camera system for trucks. A MirrorCam truck no longer had traditional main and wide-angle mirrors. Instead, it had a system consisting of two cameras attached to both sides of the roof frame as well as two…

You can’t order one from your local dealer yet, operators will have to go directly to Mercedes-Benz to place an order with an ‘eConsultant’ – who report to an ‘eConsultancy Manager’. However, the Mercedes truck dealers are not being left out of the ‘e’ revolution as they can become ‘eTruck-ready’. With an extra one-tonne GVW…