Mercedes-Benz Trucks to unveil eActros LongHaul electric truck

In Mercedes-Benz, News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJune 23, 2022

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is set to unveil the battery-electric eActros LongHaul long-distance truck at this year’s IAA Transportation in September in Hanover.

The manufacturer first announced the 40-tonne truck in 2020. The eActros LongHaul to be shown at IAA provides a preview of the design theme of the series-production vehicle. The tractor unit is also part of the eActros LongHaul test fleet.

The first prototypes are already undergoing intensive testing and the eActros LongHaul will be tested on public roads this year.

In the coming year, near-production prototypes will go to customers for real-world use testing. Series readiness is planned for 2024.

On a single battery charge, the eActros LongHaul will have a range of around 500km. The e-truck will enable high-performance charging – or “megawatt charging.”

In addition to the eActros LongHaul, Mercedes-Benz Trucks will present further new battery-electric trucks at IAA. The eActros for heavy-duty distribution transport has been in series production at the Wörth plant since October 2021. The eEconic for municipal use will follow in July.

“The electrification of heavy long-distance transport is the next milestone on our road to CO2-neutrality,” said Karin Rådström, CEO Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

“The eActros LongHaul is a battery-electric vehicle which is planned to be economically feasible for our customers. My team and I look forward to presenting this innovative truck to our customers and the public in September.”