Electric Mercedes-Benz trucks bound for Australia and New Zealand

In Mercedes-Benz, News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 19, 2022

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 eActros, which has just been launched in Europe, produces zero local emissions and operates near silently.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Australia Pacific director, Andrew Assimo, says he is excited to start the local evaluation program for eActros as part of a drive towards CO2-neutral goods transport.

“We are excited to conduct this extensive testing program on the roads of Australia and New Zealand for the advanced and innovative all-electric eActros, a truck that represents an exciting new chapter for sustainable road transport in our region,” he said.

“Mercedes-Benz Trucks always makes sure the advanced technology we introduce locally is tailored for our unique conditions and meets the specific requirements of our customers with extensive local evaluation and it is no different with zero emission electric technology.”

The focus of the eActros is for heavy-duty short radius distribution and development trucks have been working away in select fleets in Europe since 2018.

Assimo said Mercedes-Benz Trucks is excited to fulfil customer demand and bring the all-electric eActros to Australia and New Zealand.

“Our key customers are very passionate about advanced electric heavy vehicles and we are thrilled to begin the evaluation program that will ensure our electric Actros will succeed in our market,” he said.

“We are excited to help our customers along their emission reduction pathways with class-leading Original Equipment Manufacturer trucks that are genuine workhorses and carry out their work in near silence producing zero local emissions.”