Mercedes delivers first e-Actros truck

The initial battery electrical, mass-produced eActros constructed at the plant in Woerth am Rhein has been delivered to logistics specialist DB Schenker which is employing the new truck to transport palletised shipments in the Leipzig place of eastern Germany.

Mercedes-Benz Truck model chief Karin Radstrom explained: “We worked carefully with DB Schenker through the enhancement of the eActros. The opinions from the functional trials were being utilized to establish the series motor vehicle as effectively as relevant companies.”

Wolfgang Janda, head of community & line haul management at DB Schenker said: “We have set ourselves the intention of becoming the world’s top service provider of inexperienced logistics. The mild Fuso eCanter has presently verified its suitability for everyday use in different metropolitan areas. Now we are fired up to see how the eActros will fare.”

DB Schenker currently has 40 eCanters in procedure in 11 European countries, such as Germany, France, Finland, Italy and Spain.

Assortment of up to 400km

The eActros’ batteries can consist of either a few (300 edition) or four battery packs (400), each individual of which has an mounted potential of 112 kWh and a usable capability of all-around 97 kWh.

The 400 has a variety of up to 400km (250 miles). The generate unit is made up of a rigid electrical axle with two built-in electric powered motors and a two-speed transmission.

The two liquid cooled motors deliver a continuous output of 330kW and a peak output of 400kW. Power recovered from braking is fed again into the batteries. The truck can be billed with up to 160 kW. At a traditional DC quick charging station with a charging latest of 400A, the 3 battery packs choose just in excess of an hour to charge from 20% to 80%.

Spier provided the overall body for the DB Schenker truck. The Athlete dry freight box body is an aeroform design and style, with continual edging profiles and profile caps with refined aerodynamics, combined with a constructed-in roof spoiler to lessen the drag coefficient and increase the variety of the EV.

The motor vehicles are provided by the Mercedes-Benz Bank by way of its ServiceLeasing merchandise and are subsidised by the ‘climate-friendly business vehicles’ funding guideline of the German federal ministry for electronic and transport (BMDV).

The sequence-manufactured eActros is funded by the BMDV with EUR10.77m as component of the directive on the marketing of light and large industrial cars with option, climate-friendly drives and the related refuelling and charging infrastructure (KsNI).

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