The start of the IAA transportation exhibition in Hannover, Germany, became a stage for the world’s commercial vehicle manufacturers to introduce their latest innovations, especially in the mission of reducing CO2 emissions.
One of them comes from Daimler Trucks which is the parent company of Mercedes-Benz Trucks. The German manufacturer has become the center of attention for global automotive enthusiasts after showing off its new electric truck model, the Mercedes Benz eActros LongHaul.
Karin Radstrom, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Trucks said that the introduction of the eActros LongHaul is one of Daimler’s commitments to continue to expand its battery-electric truck portfolio.
“Our focus is on offering our customers clear advantages. Therefore, our electric trucks are specifically designed for e-mobility, giving them greater driveability, energy efficiency and durability,” he said in his statement, Tuesday (20/20/2020). 9/2022).
Introduced in the form of a tractor head, the eActros LongHaul is equipped with three battery packs with the new Lithium-iron Phosphate Fell (LFP) technology that provides a total installed capacity of more than 600 kWh and an additional two electric motors which are claimed to help generate power of 536 hp to 804 hp. .
The eActros LongHaul battery can be charged from 20 to 80 percent in less than 30 minutes on a charging station with a one megawatt output. With a single battery charge, this truck will be able to cover a range of about 500 km.
“Our new battery technology, LFP, offers longer range and durability. This truck lasts longer in terms of charging and driving, so we get energy from the battery which results in more mileage,” said Karin.
In addition to the tractor head model, Mercedes-Benz claims to have announced information about a series or variant of the eActros LongHaul. One of them is in a rigid variant that will offer logistics customer needs in fully electric transportation.
Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz also said that the design of the eActros LongHaul electric truck has components that meet the same durability requirements as conventional Actros models, aka capable of being used 1.2 km on the road for a period of 10 years.
“Consumers want to be able to do their job without the need for a public charging station, they can charge when the truck returns to the depot. So this will be the Mercedes-Benz truck you know, reliable, safe and easy to use. Like a diesel truck, but without the CO2 emissions, ” said Karin.
eActros LongHaul is planned to be the right choice for customers in terms of profitability, sustainability and reliability. The first prototype has already undergone intensive testing and the electric truck will soon be tested on public roads by the end of 2022.
In the coming year, near-production prototypes will be provided to customers for real-world usage testing. “We introduced it for the first time yesterday and we want to offer this model at least in early 2024,” concluded Karin.