Mercedes-Benz rolls off series production of eActros electric trucks
After a three-year-long test period, Mercedes-Benz has switched to series production of electric trucks in Wörth am Rhein. To this end, the German car manufacturer established the Future Truck Centre, a dedicated facility to electrify heavy goods vehicles. The range of products will be extended with new trucks in the coming years.
The past Thursday, 7 October, Mercedes-Benz was the turning point for Mercedes-Banz and its future. Three years ago, the German company started a hard and promising way towards electrification of its truck product range. More than 2,500 staff were trained for the planned revolution during this period, the customers tried the company’s electric heavy goods vehicles. Last week, Mercedes-Banz officially started the series production of the eActros electric trucks at its key facility in Wörth am Rhein.
“The eActros, Mercedes-Benz’ first battery-electric serial truck, and our related services are a major step for us and for our customers towards CO2-neutral road haulage. And the vehicle also has a very special significance for the Wörth plant and its long-term orientation: the future of Mercedes-Benz truck production is starting today. We want to greatly expand the series production of our electric trucks here,” Karin Rådström, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck (responsible for Mercedes-Benz Trucks), at the launching ceremony.
Future Truck Centre
Mercedes-Benz equips the eActros trucks with three or four battery packs. As a result, the vehicles can travel on distances of up to 400 kilometres. In 2024 the manufacturer is planning to launch the series production of eActros LongHaul for longer distances. Furthermore, the eConic lorries for municipal use will be also assembled at the company’s plant in Wörth starting from the second half of 2022. In spite of specifications, all the electric trucks from Mercedes-Benz will be electrified at the Future Truck Centre, where the vehicles are equipped with high-voltage batteries and other necessary components.