Mercedes to launch its all-electric semi-truck ‘eActros’ in Europe

Leading automotive brand- Mercedes Benz has actively been working on developing an all-electric heavy-duty truck to initiate a new league of trucking, primarily across Europe. The company has announced the introduction of eActros- its first fully electric semi-truck model that wears a three-pointed star.

Although this is not the first heavy-duty electric truck offered by Daimler- the parent company of Mercedes, which prior launched the Freightliner eCascadia and eM2, the new eActros comes packed with a 249-mile range, which is highly impressive for semi- trucks.

According to a statement by Mercedes, the high mile range is supported by the truck’s 420-kilowatt-hour battery technology, which can reportedly be fast-charged from 20% to 80% within an hour.

Seemingly, this turnaround will prove to be important when companies and freight businesses wish to adopt novel technologies. The eActros electric truck is also available in smaller battery packs that can be used for operations where there is no need for maximum range.

Speaking about the other advanced features of the truck, eActros provides the drivers noise reduction benefits of 10 dB inside the cab, which corresponds to a halving of perceptible sound volume. When compared to diesel trucks, this new electric truck has fewer vibrations.

In a bid to boost the demand for the electric truck, Mercedes Benz is providing a suite of support solutions to help companies shift from their traditional fleets to electric variants. Various types of services include consultation to help establish a robust charging infrastructure as well as planning to get the most out of each truck.

Sources cite that the German automobile giant is set to launch eActros during fall of 2021 and sell it across Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, France, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, and Belgium, initially.

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