Mercedes-Benz disrupts the long-haul trucking industry with the launch of the eActros 600, its groundbreaking battery-electric truck. Read about its remarkable features and how it could redefine the road freight transport.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks has announced the launch of its innovative battery-electric truck, the eActros 600, set for October 10, 2023. This cutting-edge vehicle is a rebranded and improved version of the previous eActros LongHaul and stands out due to its high battery capacity of 600 kilowatt hours, efficient electric drive axle, and impressive range of around 500 kilometers without intermediate charging.
Why It Matters
The new eActros 600 is seen as a game-changer in the long-haul trucking industry. It’s touted as the most economical truck compared to the traditional diesel Actros and could potentially speed up the industry’s transition towards CO2-neutral drives. Furthermore, it promises significant reduction in CO2 emissions, helping meet global sustainability goals.
Mercedes-Benz has intensively tested prototypes of the eActros 600 at its Wörth plant, with the key components being manufactured at their plants in Mannheim, Kassel, and Gaggenau. The four facilities are diligently preparing for the commencement of the eActros 600’s mass production in 2024. Approximately fifty prototype vehicles are under construction, with practical testing with customers coming up soon.
Karin Rådström, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, expects the truck to set new standards in cost-effectiveness and significantly contribute to CO2 emission reductions. Yaris Pürsün, Head of Global Powersystems Operation at Daimler Truck, highlighted the shift in their manufacturing focus towards e-mobility.
The launch of the eActros 600 underpins Mercedes-Benz’s commitment to sustainable transport solutions. It represents a breakthrough in long-haul electric trucking, offering promising potential for cost-efficiency, reduced emissions, and reshaping the future of the transport industry. This vehicle is not just a truck; it’s a stepping stone towards a greener, more efficient road freight transport landscape.