After successful launch of eActros last year, Mercedes is silently working on adding more variants to the highly successful eActros.
Karin Rådström, CEO Mercedes-Benz Trucks: “The tremendous interest in our eActros driving event in Wörth is further proof of the popularity e-mobility is already gaining with customers. Customers are thus sending a strong signal to all stakeholders to combine efforts and quickly put more and more electric trucks on the road, expand the charging infrastructure and create cost parity.”
Mercedes Benz has been working on improving the range of the trucks to almost 500 kms on single charge and as we read, almost 40 prototypes are undergoing internal tests. If everything goes as per the schedule, then these trucks should be ready to be launched by 2024. The goal of Mercedes Benz Trucks is to increase the share of CO2- neutral vehicles in Europe to more than 50% by 2030.
The buck does not stop here, uptime is one of the most important elements for trucking business. And hence, to ensure that there is market for e-trucks, Mercedes Benz Truck has partnered with Siemens Smart Infrastructure, ENGIE & EVBox group to setup fast charging networks across Europe. The idea is to develop high charging infrastructure around Europe to bring down the downtime in terms of charging the trucks.
Product updates are part and parcel of European products, as a part of the update, Mercedes is planning to equip the current eActros with an enhanced second generation MirrorCam. This second generation MirrorCam brings in improvements in terms of display quality & safety.
Mercedes Benz in India, does sell the Actros in India under the umbrella of Bharat Benz Trucks India Pvt Ltd. While India is gearing up big time for electric cars, and there are experiments with electric buses happening across metro cities. Do you think, e-Trucks can steal the thunder in our country, or they are still a decade away?
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