Mercedes-Benz unveils its electric truck: eActros LongHaul

Mercedes Benz unveils its electric truck eActros LongHaul

Mercedes-Benz Trucksintroduced its longest-range electric truck yet at the IAA this weekend: the Eactros Longhaul.

The commercial truck division of the German automaker, which includes many brands such as Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Freightliner. Daimler Trucksbecame a leader in electrification with its growing portfolio of battery-electric trucks.

Company, elecascadia, Electric Class 8 Semitruck and a short-range urban electric truck Eactros had already made progress with electric trucks such as

In 2020, Mercedes-Benz is launching a new longer-range version of the Eactros. Eactros Longhaulannounced it.

At the IAA this weekend, the automaker Eactros Longhaulfor the first time and released more features.

Daimler, total “Over 600 kWh” confirmed that it is equipped with three battery packs for capacity:

“The Eactros Longhaul presented at the IAA offers a preview of the production vehicle’s design language, with clear contours and an LED light strip in the front area. Mercedes-Benz Trucks has also announced additional information about the Eactrros Longhaul series. The three battery packs provide a total capacity of over 600 kWh and two electric motors installed, producing a continuous output of 400 kW and a peak output of over 600 kW, as part of a new e-axle.”

The company, with a single fee “about 500 km” He’s talking about his range. Mercedes-Benz has not confirmed whether this is with a full load, but we assume this is the case.

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Interestingly, Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the battery pack of the Eactros Longhaul uses LFP battery cells:

“The batteries used at Eactros Longhaul use lithium iron phosphate cell technology (LFP). They are characterized, above all, by a long service life and a more useful energy”

It may lose some energy density with LFP cells, resulting in a shorter range than the Tesla Semi at 800km, but Mercedes says it has a long lifespan.

The company says it expects the vehicle to last more than 10 years and 1.2 million km:

“In addition to the tractor, Mercedes-Benz Trucks will also produce rigid versions of the eActros LongHaul soon after its launch. This will present customers with numerous other possible use cases in purely electric transport. The development engineers at Mercedes-Benz Trucks design the eActros LongHaul so that the vehicle and components meet the same durability requirements as a comparable conventional heavy long-haul Actros. That’s 1.2 million kilometers on the road over a ten-year period.”

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Mercedes also states that when using a charging station with an output of “about one megawatt”, the truck’s battery pack can be charged from 20% to 80% in “less than 30 minutes”.

eActros LongHaulwill be built on the existing assembly line at Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ Wörth truck plant. The first prototypes are already being tested and new “prototypes close to production”will be tested by customers in real-world use cases next year.

Mass production planned for 2024

Together with the eActros LongHaul, Mercedes-Benz Trucks 112 kWh A new variant of the eActros, equipped with three packs of energy-capable eActros 300announced the . On a single charge “Up to 220 km” provides range.

This new version will be available in the second half of 2023.