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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.

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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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