Mercedes-Benz Trucks to unveil battery-powered eActros

In Mercedes-Benz, News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJune 17, 2021

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is getting ready to unveil its battery-powered eActros for heavy-duty distribution at the end of this month.

Karin Rådström, member of the board of management at Daimler Truck AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Trucks, and Andreas von Wallfeld, head of sales & marketing Mercedes-Benz Trucks, will present the series-production model of the eActros at a digital world premier. 

It is the first series-produced electric truck bearing the star logo.

Series production of the eActros will begin at the Wörth am Rhein plant in the second half of 2021.

Prototypes of the eActros went into intensive customer testing in 2018. To date, the prototypes have driven more than half a million kilometres on public roads. 

“We first presented a concept for a heavy-duty electric truck back in 2016. Only two years later, we put our thoroughly further developed prototypes to a tough test at renowned customers,” said von Wallfeld.

“The eActros that we will now unveil is the final result of all the experience we gained on the road and on test rigs. It is a reflection of the innovative strength of our Mercedes-Benz brand when it comes to alternative drive systems,” he said. 

“At the same time, the vehicle is also the result of our close and intensive cooperation with our customers. Thanks to intensive practical testing, we will launch a vehicle that is completely tailored to the customers‘ needs and offer it along with an extensive range of services.”