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. For this reason, all European Daimler plants will be manufacturing on a carbon-neutral basis from 2022 onwards. In addition, we are consistently reducing our CO₂ emissions for climate-neutral production and want to completely avoid them wherever possible. In addition to purchasing green electricity, we are also actively expanding renewable energies at our sites. A Germany-wide electricity contract will also ensure that all German Daimler Truck AG locations will be able to cover their entire energy requirements with renewable electricity from wind, solar and water power.

Sustainability content co2 neutral production

In a direct comparison, the eActros 300/400 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 300/400. 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.

Sustainability content e specific

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 Trucks will provide the right electric solution for virtually every requirement: from light-weight distribution to heavy-duty international freight.

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