More EV trucks coming to the UK from Mercedes-Benz

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The number of EV trucks confirmed for production has just risen by one.

Because, Mercedes-Benz Trucks has announced that its eActros LongHaul will hit the road this year.

Importantly, the new truck will offer a driving range of around 310 miles (500km).

Furthermore, the eActros LongHaul will go into series production in 2024.

Currently, the first prototypes are undergoing testing.

The testing phase with the new EV trucks will follow on public roads this year.

Meanwhile, the eActros LongHaul will offer high-performance charging.

The “megawatt charging” will enable downtime to be minimised and maintain efficiency levels. 

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is also preparing additional variants of the eActros.

Specifically of the eActros 300 and the eActros 400.

And, as early as July, the eEconic is scheduled to roll off the production line at the company’s Wörth plant. 

Overall, Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ goal is to increase the share of locally CO2-neutral new vehicles in Europe to more than 50% by 2030.

The company aims to introduce truck customers from all over Europe to e-mobility.

Therefore, it is organising an event around the Wörth site in early June. 

Experts from Mercedes-Benz Trucks will inform participants on the central aspects of e-mobility. 

For example, they will cover infrastructure and services to electric models. 

In addition, customers will have the opportunity to drive the eActros 300.

Karin Rådström, CEO, Mercedes-Benz Trucks said the interest in eActros proves e-mobility is gaining popularity. 

“Customers are sending a strong signal to all stakeholders,” said Rådström. 

Specifically, more EV trucks, an expanded the charging infrastructure and cost parity are key requirements.

Meanwhile, the OEM’s work on charging in continuing. 

For example, it is working with Siemens Smart Infrastructure on depot charging. 

In addition, public charging efforts are being worked on with the Traton and Volvo groups.

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