Fridge-bodied Mercedes E-Actros available to trial

Farnborough, UK: Mercedes-Benz Trucks launched a fridge-bodied eActros electric truck at the ITT Hub this week. The Solomon Commercials bodied truck has a Carrier Transicold Syberia overcab fridge and Carrier’s Datacold temperature monitoring.

The 19-tonne 4×2 E-Actros 300 has three battery packs with a total capacity of 336kWh to give a range of up to 200 miles and can be recharged from 20% to 80% in 75 minutes, using a 400A 160kW charger. The truck is available to operators for live demonstration.

James Venables, head of future sustainability, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, said: “The E-Actros is a truck for a new era, and by launching this refrigerated demonstrator we’re showing that it’s ready to work in real-life applications – anyone interested in trialling this exciting vehicle should contact their Mercedes-Benz Dealer as soon as possible.

“We’re here to support operators on the journey towards CO2-neutral transport too, though. All our dealers are fully qualified and E-truck-ready, while our team of eConsultants can provide valuable advice and assistance on all aspects of electric truck operation, from charging infrastructure, to a range of digital services to increase utilisation and optimise the total cost of ownership.”

The E-Actros is a truck for a new era, ready to work in real-life applications

Anthony Clegg, managing director, Solomon Commercials, said: “The road to net zero is no longer an optional extra; it’s a certainty, and more and more customers are actively looking to introduce carbon-neutral policies and to minimise the impact of their vehicles on the environment.

“We’re proud to work with manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, helping customers transition to zero-emissions transport. Adopting these vehicles is certainly picking up pace, particularly with the Government wanting to reach stringent emissions targets and create clean-air cities. Electric vehicles will play an important role in ensuring this is achieved.”