Mercedes-Benz Trucks is bringing an electric heavy-duty truck to market in a small series. The Urban eTruck has 25 tons gross vehicle weight, a payload of 12.8 tons, and a range of up to 200 km.
“A low two-figure number of units” will be delivered to customers in Germany this year. They will be used in real transportation applications for a period of twelve months, and Mercedes will work with the customers to further optimize the vehicle concept and system configurations.
Several versions of the e-truck will be tested: 18- and 25-ton models, equipped with a refrigerated body, a dry box body and a platform body.
The Urban eTruck is part of a comprehensive electric initiative from Daimler Trucks. The light-duty Fuso eCanter electric truck will also be tested in 2017 – around 150 vehicles will be given to selected customers in Europe, Japan and the US.
“Following the world premiere in September 2016 at the International Commercial Vehicle Show the customer reaction was outstanding,” said Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks. “We are currently talking to around 20 potential customers from the disposal, foodstuffs and logistics sector.”
Source: Mercedes-Benz Trucks