Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul to hit the road in 2022

In Mercedes-Benz, News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJune 3, 2022

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.

The eActros LongHaul, with a range of around 500km on one battery charge, is scheduled to be ready for series production in 2024.

The first prototypes of the 40-tonne truck are undergoing internal tests and Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ engineers are planning to start trials of the e-truck on public roads this year.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is also preparing additional variants of the eActros – specifically of the eActros 300 and the eActros 400 – and, as early as July, the eEconic for municipal use is scheduled to roll off the production line at the Wörth plant as the second all-electric series production vehicle.

“The tremendous interest in our eActros driving event in Wörth is further proof of the popularity e-mobility is already gaining with customers,” said Karin Rådström, CEO Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

“Customers are thus sending a strong signal to all stakeholders to combine efforts and quickly put more and more electric trucks on the road, expand the charging infrastructure and create cost parity.”