Mercedes-Benz eActros Battery-Electric Truck – Detailed Look

Mercedes-Benz eActros Electric truck

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has ushered in a new era of trucking with the world premiere of its battery-powered eActros for heavy-duty distribution. The Mercedes-Benz eActros is the first series-produced electric truck bearing the star logo and marks an important step in the direction of locally CO2-neutral goods transport.

While Mercedes-Benz Trucks had presented the concept vehicle at the IAA 2016 for Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, practical testing of ten eActros prototypes in cooperation with customers in Germany and other European countries began in 2018.

“Development of the eActros focussed on the partnership with our customers. Everything that we learned from the Innovation Fleet is now being incorporated into series production.

Compared with the prototypes, several features such as range, drive power, and safety have been considerably improved in the series-production model”, explains Andreas von Wallfeld, Head of Marketing, Sales and Services at Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

Mercedes-Benz eActros

Mercedes-Benz eActros features a range of up to 400 Kilometres

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

Both motors provide impressive ride comfort and great vehicle dynamics, while the quiet and emission-free electric drive means the truck can also be used for night deliveries and entry into inner cities with driving bans for diesel vehicles. 

Depending on the version, the eActros draws its power from three or four battery packs – each with a capacity of around 105 kWh³. Thanks to a maximum capacity of 420 kWh², a range of up to 400 kilometres is realistic

The eActros can be charged with up to 160 kW: When connected to a regular 400A DC charging station, the three battery packs need a little longer than 1 hour to charge from 20 to 80 percent.

Mercedes-Benz eActros

Mercedes-Benz eActros will Offer Superior Safety

With the eActros, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is not only keeping a close eye on active safety, for example in the form of systems installed as standard such as MirrorCam, Sideguard Assist S1R, or the fifth generation of Active Brake Assist (ABA) with pedestrian detection but also on challenges associated with electric vehicles and their high-voltage systems.

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