The eActros sets benchmarks in CO2-neutral goods transport
A New Truck For A New Era
- Mercedes-Benz Trucks is striving to complete its switch to electrically powered trucks in Europe by 2039.
- The eActros is now "Charged & Ready" and forms an integral part of a business-oriented eco-system.
- The findings from the "eActros innovation fleet" and the close exchanges with customers have been incorporated into the development of the series-production model
The logistics sector is facing a massive set of challenges: on the one hand, environmental regulations are getting even more demanding, while on the other, the global transport volume is increasing. This volume of goods needs to be transported as sustainably and efficiently as possible.
In view of its social responsibility for climate protection, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is thus working hard to achieve its aim of CO2-neutral goods transport using battery-electric and hydrogen-based fuel-cell technologies. The company identifies with the Paris Agreement's aim of decarbonising the sector and wishes to completely switch its European product portfolio over to electrically powered trucks by 2039.
The eActros from Mercedes-Benz Trucks is now the first fully-electric series-production truck bearing the three-pointed star and thus marks an important step in the direction of locally CO2-neutral goods transport. Further steps for long-distance haulage are also in the pipeline: series production of the low-floor Mercedes-Benz eEconic truck is expected to start in 2022. In addition to this, the battery-electric eActros LongHaul is expected to be launched in 2024 and the GenH2 Truck with hydrogen-based fuel cell will come in the second half of this decade.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks offers fleet operators an integrated, complete solution.
Naturally, the procurement of an electrified truck must also be financially worthwhile in the daily operations of transport businesses. Plus, transport companies will no doubt have a number of questions: on which routes can an electric vehicle be used? What about charging infrastructure? Which building measures and investments will need to be made at the depot?
And so it becomes even more important that customers don't just buy an electric truck, but that they are also assisted along the entire path to electrifying their fleet. After all, eMobility is more than just a new drive system. It is precisely for this reason that Mercedes-Benz Trucks has embedded the eActros in a business-oriented eco-system bearing the slogan "Charged & Ready". It offers advice in the form of eConsulting, as well as digital solutions concerning eMobility and the optimisation of the total cost of ownership (TCO). The integrated eActros is a full-service offering which makes Mercedes-Benz Trucks a reliable partner for its customers when it comes to sustainable future mobility.
Intelligent digital solutions for even greater efficiency
In order to get the most out of the eActros, Mercedes-Benz Trucks provides its customers with an entire range of digital solutions and apps. Using the Multimedia Cockpit Interactive which comes as standard in the eActros, the driver remains constantly up-to-date with the charge level of the batteries and the remaining range, as well as the current and average energy consumption. What's more, fleet managers can use the Fleetboard portal's digital solutions to efficiently control their fleet. This includes such things as an individually developed Charge Management System for creating charging profiles, and a logbook containing detailed information on driving times, downtimes and charging breaks. There is also a mapping tool which shows the vehicle's current location in real-time, as well as whether it is in motion, parked or being charged, not to mention how high the battery charge is.
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