Mercedes-Benz unveils battery-electric commercial vehicles
By Julian Buckley22 September 2021
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a series of new battery-electric commercial vehicles. The launches are intended to highlight how the OEM is moving towards an all-electric product portfolio.
As part of the event, the eActros made its public debut. The model is scheduled to enter series production at the Wörth plant in October this year. Based on a similar architecture, the new eEconic will be introduced in late 2022.
The battery-electric eEconic waste collection vehicle is designed to complete routes serviced by the standard Econic model without the need for interim recharging. The new model is shortly expected to enter customer testing.
These models will be joined by the eActros LongHaul in 2024. In 2027, Mercedes-Benz is further planning to introduce the GenH2, a commercial vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Both vehicles are intended to support locally CO2-neutral road freight haulage on long-distance routes.
“At Mercedes-Benz Trucks we are fully committed to locally CO2-neutral transport. In 2030, we want more than half of our new vehicles sold in Europe to be locally emission-free,” said Karin Rådström, member of the Board of Management at Daimler Truck AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
In addition to the vehicle reveals, Mercedes-Benz also presented the eConsulting services. This function can assist with fleet integration, charging infrastructure and grid connection.