Mercedes-Benz launches E-Actros at Hanover Show  

Stuttgart – The electric E-Actros long-distance truck will be Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ trade show highlight at this year’s Hanover Show.

Mercedes will show its 40-tonne truck ‘concept prototype’. The first prototypes are undergoing testing and near-production prototypes will go to customers for testing later.
Series readiness is planned for 2024. On a single battery charge the E-Actros will have a range of around 500 kilometres. The e-truck will enable high-performance charging – or so-called “megawatt charging.”

Mercedes-Benz Trucks will also show other trucks its electric range already in production.
Karin Rådström, chief executive, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, said: “The electrification of heavy long-distance transport is the next milestone on our road to CO2-neutrality. The E-Actros LongHaul is a battery-electric vehicle which is planned to be economically feasible for our customers. My team and I look forward to presenting this innovative truck to our customers and the public in September.”

The batteries used in the E-Actros can be charged from 20% to 80% in under 30 minutes at a charging station with an output of about one megawatt. The long range on a single charge in combination with megawatt charging results in overall ranges on a par with conventional trucks and thus enables two-shift operations.

Daimler Truck, Traton Group and Volvo Group have a joint venture for public charging for long-distance transport. This provides for a public high-performance charging network for electric heavy-duty long-distance trucks and coaches in Europe. The network should be available to fleet operators in Europe, regardless of brand. When it comes to depot charging, Mercedes-Benz Trucks works with Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Engie.