European roadshow presents the eActros in action

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has started its sales tour through five European countries to present the eActros in Germany, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium. The tour started at the manufacturer’s largest assembly plant in Wörth.

The next stop will be Austria before the trucks drive on to Italy. After a subsequent loop through Germany, the eActros will continue to the Netherlands and Belgium. At the end of the five-week tour, the electric trucks will have purely electrically covered an impressive 3,700 kilometres on their own axles.

Along the way, the show serves to visit potential customers for the series-produced electric truck. On tour are two eActros 300 (4×2), each with three battery packs and an installed capacity of 112 kWh, and one eActros 400 (6×2) with four battery packs and a range of up to 400 kilometres. The tractor unit based on the eActros 300 presented at the IAA Transportation last autumn is not on tour.

“More and more fleet operators are preparing to electrify their fleets,” says Stina Fagerman, Head of Marketing, Sales and Services at Mercedes-Benz Trucks. “With the eActros roadshow, we will be actively reaching out to customers and letting them experience the eActros first hand. At the same time, we will be providing comprehensive consulting on the switch to e-mobility.”

For example, their consultants can use existing routes to determine the most realistic and meaningful usage profile of electric trucks for the respective customer. In addition to the electrification of the depot, eConsulting also includes all questions relating to planning, application for and implementation of the charging infrastructure as well as the network connection, the company informs.

According to the manufacturer, charging will take place at public charging points and in the depots of the branches. Mercedes-Benz Trucks does not disclose where precisely the fleet of electric trucks can be found at public charging points during the roadshow.

The eActros charges up to 160 kW. At a DC fast charging station with 400 amps of charging current, it thus takes a little more than an hour to charge the three batteries from 20 to 80 per cent. The eActros 400 has to charge for a correspondingly longer time.

Series production of the battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eActros started in Wörth in 2021. The latest eActros is the Long-Haul designated 600. With around 10,000 employees, the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant is the second largest employer in Rhineland-Palatinate.


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