Swiss building materials producer Holcim has signed a joint letter of intent with Mercedes-Benz Trucks to purchase 1,000 eActros 600 electric trucks, the majority of which will be used with silo trailers for transporting building materials, including cement.
It is the largest planned single order to date for the eActros 600. Around 50 prototype models are being built in advance of the next step of practical customer testing. Series production is expected to begin at the end of 2024.
Mercedes-Benz claims a range of 500 km for the eActros 600. The truck has a battery capacity of 600 kWh, and can use CCS charging at speeds of up to 400 kW. Megawatt Charging System (MCS) support will be retrofitted when the technology becomes available.
“Holcim is advancing the transition to more sustainable and efficient transportation by decarbonizing our operations’ logistics. We are excited to be partnering with Mercedes-Benz Trucks to electrify our fleet,” said Miljan Gutovic, Region Head Europe at Holcim.