Mercedes presents the first all-electric trucks for heavy distribution worldwide
Daimler Trucks is presenting the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck in Stuttgart, as the first fully electric truck with an admissible total weight of up to 26 tonnes. The range of the electric truck is up to 200 km. “We push the boundaries of what is technically feasible, very widely to the front,” said Wolfgang Bernhard, CEO Daimler Trucks and Buses.
This means that in the future, heavy trucks will take part in urban distribution operations with zero local emissions and hardly a whisper. The market launch of this technology is conceivable for Daimler Trucks at the beginning of the next decade. „To date the use of electric drives in trucks has been extremely limited. Meanwhile, cost, performance and charging time evolve so rapidly that we now see a turnaround for distribution: It’s time for the electric.truck”, says Bernhard.
In the light distribution sector, Daimler Trucks has already been impressively demonstrating the day-to-day suitability of the fully electric truck in customer trials with the Fuso Canter E-Cell since 2014. The development of electric trucks and series production maturity are fixed parts of the strategy of Daimler Trucks to build on our technological leadership. For this purpose a considerable part of the future investments by the truck division in the fields of research and development flow in the further development of the full electric drive.