Pioneers in eMobility

Pioneers in eMobility

Good preparation is the key to making a successful switch to eMobility.

They are a milestone on the road in the direction of CO2-free transport and have already begun to impress during daily operations as part of a customer testing pilot: the battery-electric drive systems of Mercedes-Benz Trucks. With the eActros and eEconic, you'll gain kudos for sustainability among your customers and will even benefit from state-sponsored incentives promoting eMobility. These include such things as toll and tax relief, as well as the potential exemption from entry restrictions in cities imposing limits for noise and pollutant emissions.

But it's not just a new drive system – it goes much further than that. To ensure successful entry into the world of electromobility, Mercedes-Benz Trucks will accompany you with an entire ecosystem of technologies and services.

To give you an initial evaluation as to whether your routes are suited to electrically powered trucks, you can use the eTruck Ready app (available for Android and iOS). As soon as the driver activates the eTruck Ready app, it records the course of the journey and sends the data to the corresponding web portal, which subsequently creates a simulation of an eTruck journey.

Fleet managers can then conveniently call up the results in a web browser and, on the basis of the specific routes recorded, discover where eMobility may be able to serve as an alternative to diesel-powered trucks.

In particular it is the length of the route, its topography, the ambient temperature and the load that are decisive for range and usage duration, but thankfully simulations can also be made here. For example: in summer climes with a half-laden vehicle, the electric truck has a higher range than when fully laden in winter.

Where diesel pumps once stood, charging stations will now be needed: the right infrastructure plays a decisive role in eMobility. While a single electric truck can often be integrated in a fleet depot with relative ease, the electrification of a larger fleet will require greater outlay. In order to organise and co-ordinate construction measures in good time, the local energy provider should be integrated in the process as early as possible.