eActros electric truck set for Australian debut

In Mercedes-Benz, News, Daimler1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineApril 12, 2023

Mercedes-Benz Trucks will debut the all-electric eActros for the first time in Australia at the upcoming Brisbane Truck Show in May.

The battery-electric eActros, which produces zero local emissions is focused on heavy-duty short radius distribution, and development trucks have been working away in select fleets in Europe since 2018.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks will soon begin a local validation programme for the eActros in Australia and New Zealand.

Daimler Truck was the first manufacturer to launch an all-electric truck when Fuso introduced the eCanter locally in 2021.

“We can’t wait to present this incredible heavy-duty electric truck to the public in Brisbane,” said Mercedes-Benz Trucks Australia Pacific director, Andrew Assimo.

“The local debut of the eActros represents the start of a new chapter for sustainable road transport in our region and the excitement around this vehicle is incredible.“

The eActros validation programme is designed to ensure the eActros specification is tailored for the unique conditions of Australia and New Zealand and meets the specific requirements of local customers.

Initially, four eActros trucks will get to work in Australia and one unit will hit the road in New Zealand, with additional units to follow.

The Brisbane Truck Show takes place May 18 to 21 at the Brisbane’s Convention & Exhibition Centre.