eMobility

Real-life sustainability.

We believe in the Paris Agreement – we don't just see sustainability as a fashion item, but instead as a highly important attitude. In order to make our contribution to this global aim, we have laid out clear objectives for achieving a CO₂-neutral transport industry. eMobility is our key to reaching sustainability and, thanks to the new eActros, we're already living it out today: local CO₂ neutrality.

Sustainability doesn't stop at an eTruck. Reducing CO₂ is a much bigger picture than that. That's why we intend to have all European Daimler plants producing CO₂-neutrally from 2022 or for them to have CO₂-neutral energy supplies. Across all German locations, an electricity contract will additionally ensure that all Daimler Truck AG locations cover their entire energy requirements with renewable electricity from wind, solar and water power.

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In a direct comparison, the eActros is as much as twice as efficient as a diesel truck. It achieves this by using its energy efficiently with the aid of the ePowertrain and the recuperation function (with which especially high levels of energy can be recovered during deceleration phases). The tailor-made electric truck solution focusses on heavy-duty short-radius distribution in urban areas and is truly impressive thanks to its optimised drivetrain weight, increased efficiency and low-noise driving. The eAxle used has two separate electric motors and delivers a peak output of 400 kW.

Resource-friendly energy savings aren't just dependent on the efficiency of the drivetrain, but also to a large degree on the driving style and behaviour of the driver.

Energy-saving and resource-friendly driving aren't just dependent on the efficiency of the drivetrain, but also to a large degree on the driving style and behaviour of the driver. This is why Mercedes-Benz Trucks offers driver training tailored specifically to the eActros. Starting with the basic work steps, such as charging the truck, calling up e-specific information and implementing this in daily routines, the participants will learn how to handle the new ePowertrain. The training course imparts the necessary tips in order to optimally use the drive system's recuperation and thus enable range-optimised driving which is easy on the battery.

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Both technologies enable clean transport. If trips can be planned easily and the basic data suits the load, the battery-driven solution shows its strengths: it combines extremely high energy efficiency with low energy costs. But when it comes to long distances and flexibility as concerns routes driven and loads carried, the Mercedes-Benz Trucks fuel-cell system which runs on liquid hydrogen will soon be available. With just a single tank, it enables drastically higher ranges to be achieved and will thus be available for future models.

Both drive systems offer the ability to drive locally CO₂-neutrally, which is why Mercedes-Benz Trucks already started working on its development at an early stage. Today, specific solutions can already be presented: the eActros will enter series production from 2021. And that is only the beginning, because by 2039 Mercedes-Benz will provide the right electric solution for virtually every requirement: from light-weight distribution to heavy-duty international freight.

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Next year already, the product portfolio will be expanded by the eEconic – the new specialist for urban transport tasks. Plus, from 2024, the eActros LongHaul will also be available – it is a battery-powered, series-production-ready alternative for long-distance haulage. The Mercedes-Benz GenH2 truck, the fuel-cell concept truck, was also premiered recently; customer testing is planned to start in 2024.