Mercedes-Benz all-electric line-up

Hanover, German, Daimler Truck used the IAA Transport show in Hanover to display its electric truck range.

Martin Daum, chief executive, Daimler Truck, said: “Since the last IAA four years ago we have moved forward at full speed with the transition to CO2-neutral transport.

“This year we already have eight pure battery-electric series-production vehicles in our portfolio. However, it’s not enough just to offer the right vehicles. Our customers also need the suitable infrastructure. We are active here at a wide variety of levels. For a rapid build-up, it is essential that the entire industry and governments pull together.”

Karin Rådström, chief executive, Mercedes-Benz Trucks: “We are continuously expanding our portfolio of battery-electric trucks. Our focus is on offering clear advantages to our customers. Therefore, our electric trucks are specifically designed for e-mobility, giving them better drivability, energy efficiency and durability.”

Mercedes-Benz E-Actros LongHaul: a 500km range on a single battery charge and is capable of megawatt charging

Daimler highlighted its new Mercedes-Benz E-Actros LongHaul long-distance truck. The series-production E-Actros has a 500km range on a single battery charge and is capable of megawatt charging.

Series production is planned for 2024. Also on show was the E-Actros 300 in a tractor version and the battery-electric Mercedes-Benz E-Atego for the medium-duty segment. As another highlight, the manufacturer is presenting the light-duty, battery-electric Fuso Next Generation E-Canter.

By 2030 commercial vehicles that are CO2-neutral in driving operation should account for up to 60% of Daimler Truck sales in EU markets.

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