Mercedes-Benz Trucks have announced that they will be unveiling the eActros LongHaul electric truck at this year’s IAA Transportation in September.
In addition to the new LongHaul, Mercedes-Benz Trucks will be presenting further new battery-electric trucks at IAA.
On a single battery charge, the eActros LongHaul will have a range of around 500 kilometres, and the e-truck will enable high-performance ‘megawatt charging’.
The batteries used in the eActros LongHaul employ lithium-iron phosphate cell technology (LFP), which are characterised by a long service life and more usable energy. They can be charged from 20 to 80 per cent in under 30 minutes at a charging station with an output of about one megawatt.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks CEO, Karin Rådström, said the company is pursuing the goal of increasing the proportion of locally CO2-neutral new vehicles in Europe to more than 50 per cent by 2023, with the eActros LongHaul playing a big part in that goal.
“The electrification of heavy long-distance transport is the next milestone on our road to CO2-neutrality,” she said.
“The eActros LongHaul is a battery-electric vehicle which is planned to be economically feasible for our customers,” said Rådström.
“My team and I look forward to presenting this innovative truck to our customers and the public in September.”
The eActros features the manufacturer’s numerous safety innovations, and is also characterised by a well-balanced driveline for a pleasant driving experience.
The first prototypes are already undergoing intensive testing and the eActros LongHaul will be tested on public roads later this year.
The truck is expected to be available to customers in 2024.