Daimler receives order for 120 eActros electric trucks


Swedish freight technology company Einride has ordered 120 eActros

Daimler receives order for 120 eActros electric trucks
Mercedes-Benz eActros

Following the production launch of the battery-powered eActros at the Wörth am Rhein plant in October, Mercedes-Benz Trucks has already booked the first major order for 120 of the vehicles.

Swedish freight technology company Einride, an industry leader in providing digital, electric and autonomous shipping, will roll out the fleet of eActros 300 and eActros 400 models to customers in key European markets.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks will deliver the locally carbon-neutral vehicles for use in heavy-duty distribution operations starting in mid-2022.

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The eActros’ batteries can consist of either three (eActros 300) or four battery packs (eActros 400), each of which has an installed capacity of 112 kWh and a usable capacity of around 97 kWh.

Fitted with four battery packs, the eActros 400 has a range of up to 400 kilometres. The technological heart of the electric truck is its drive unit, which consists of a rigid electric axle with two integrated electric motors and a two-speed transmission. The two liquid-cooled motors deliver a continuous output of 330 kW and a peak output of 400 kW.

In addition, electrical energy can be recovered by means of recuperation when driving with foresight. The energy recovered by braking is fed back into the eActros’ batteries and is then again available for powering the vehicle. The eActros can be charged with up to 160 kW. At a conventional DC fast charging station with a charging current of 400A, the three battery packs take a little more than one hour to charge from 20 percent of capacity to 80 percent.

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"We have entered in a new, electric era in road haulage with the eActros. Our target is to electrify more than half of our new vehicles in Europe by 2030. This major order demonstrates that the eActros is the right vehicle and it strengthens us on our way to the complete decarbonization of the transport sector," says Karin Rådström, member of the board of management Daimler Truck Holding AG.

"As we continue to build out our global fleet of connected electric vehicles, it is imperative that we partner with best in class technical performance, to pair with our software solutions, and we confidently found that with the Mercedes-Benz eActros. Through joint product development we’ll continue to provide an effective and efficient path to electrification for the industry together," says Ellen Kugelberg, COO, Einride.

In future, the electrification of further carbon-neutral Mercedes-Benz trucks will also take place in the Future Truck Center. Series production of the eEconic, which has been developed for municipal use, is due to start in the second half of 2022. The battery-powered eActros LongHaul for long-distance road haulage is scheduled to be ready for series production in 2024.

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