Mercedes-Benz Trucks has started production of the first electric truck for series production. EActros came from a assembly line in Wörth, as announced by German commercial vehicle manufacturer Daimler Truck on Thursday.
Initial shot for emission-free transport
Depending on the version, the vehicle has three or four batteries and a range of up to 400 kilometers. “Today’s start of series production of eActros is solid proof that we are seriously considering zero-emission traffic,” said Daimler Truck board member Karin Rådström.
Maybe 60 percent of sales by 2030
When switching from internal combustion engines to new drives, Daimler Truck relies on batteries and fuel cells. In 2030, trucks with these drives could account for up to 60 percent of sales, Daimler truck chief Martin Daum said less than a week ago.
Daimler Truck is seen as a leader in the global commercial vehicle market and employs more than 100,000 people. The company is expected to secede from Daimler by Christmas and be listed on the stock exchange.