Mercedes-Benz Trucks to usher in a new era: World premiere of the eActros on June 30
- Purely battery-powered truck for heavy-duty distribution
- Start of series production at the Wörth am Rhein plant in the second half of the year
- Close cooperation with customers during series development, including intensive customer trials and supplemented by intensive in-house testing
- More than half a million kilometres driven on roads during tests
- Digital world premiere, featuring Karin Rådström, member of the Board of Management Daimler Truck AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Trucks, and Andreas von Wallfeld, Head of Sales & Marketing Mercedes-Benz Trucks
Stuttgart – On June 30, Mercedes-Benz Trucks will celebrate the world premiere of its battery-powered eActros for heavy-duty distribution. With the presentation of the first series-produced electric truck bearing the star logo, Mercedes-Benz Trucks will usher in a new era and underscore its commitment to locally CO2-neutral road transport. The digital event will be streamed on the Internet. Karin Rådström, member of the Board of Management 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 the event, they will present the technical details as well as the digital services and consulting offers for customers of the eActros.
Series production of the eActros is scheduled to begin at the Wörth am Rhein plant in the second half of this year. During the development of the series-production vehicle, the developers at Mercedes-Benz Trucks have particularly focused on the “customer co-creation” aspect, in which truck customers are closely involved in the product’s development. Therefore, prototypes of the eActros already went into intensive customer testing in 2018. This enabled the experts at Mercedes-Benz Trucks to take the customer feedback regarding the electric truck into account early on and directly incorporate it into the vehicle’s development. To date, the prototypes have driven more than half a million kilometres on public roads. Moreover, the test engineers at Mercedes-Benz Trucks have subjected the eActros to intensive tests in order to ensure it meets Mercedes-Benz’s familiar high standards.
Andreas von Wallfeld says, “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. 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. 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. We are all looking forward to the world premiere on June 30.”
The digital world premiere will be streamed on June 30th at 10:00 am CEST: