Right-hand drive versions of the Mercedes-Benz eActros are now available to order.
Therefore, UK truck drivers will be able to sample heavy duty electric driving very soon.
The Mercedes-Benz eActros is aimed at those involved in heavy-duty, short-haul distribution.
The vehicle produces zero tailpipe emissions and offers a range of up to 249 miles.
Furthermore, it is now available to order as a 4×2 or 6×2 chassis, with deliveries to UK customers beginning in May.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK has adopted the ‘direct sales’ model.
The approach has already worked for the 7.5-tonne FUSO eCanter.
Initially, eActros orders can only be placed with the manufacturer.
However, members of the dealer network are also embracing the opportunity to take their next steps on the road to a cleaner, ‘greener’ future.
Co-operation Partnership Agreements have been eagerly taken up.
As a result, sales teams are standing ready to provide expert advice the truck.
Furthermore, the teams will channel ‘live’ leads to specialist eConsultants at Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK.
The dealer network is investing significant sums in the technical training and additional equipment.
In other words, they are ensuring workshops are ‘eTruck-ready’ for the arrival of the Mercedes-Benz eActros.
For example, 17 locations have already been accredited, with more set to follow in the coming months.
The new electric truck has been developed and extensively tested in real-life conditions with operators.
The specifications include a 4×2 variant with 19-tonnes gross weight and three battery packs.
In addition, there is a six-wheeled 27-tonner available, with either three or four battery packs.
Each battery pack has an installed energy capacity of 112kWh and a useable capacity of 97 kWh.
As a result, the eActros 300 with three battery packs can travel up to 300km.
Meanwhile, the four-battery pack eActros 400 achieves up to 400km.