The first all-electric truck for heavy distribution worldwide
27 July 2016
Mercedes-Benz announces its Urban eTruck with range up to 200km and with an admissible total weight of up to 26,000kg.
In the future, heavy trucks will take part in urban distribution operations with zero local emissions and hardly a whisper. The use of electric trucks has been limited but cost, performance and charging time has evolved quickly that a turnaround for distribution can be seen.
In the light distribution sector, Daimler Trucks has already been demonstrating the day-to-day suitability of the fully electric truck in customer trials with the Fuso Canter E-Cell since 2014. The development of electric trucks and series production maturity are fixed parts of the strategy of Daimler Trucks to build on the technological leadership. For this purpose a considerable part of the future investments by the truck division in the fields of research and development flow in the further development of the full electric drive.
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