In cooperation with pilot customers, the near-series-production Mercedes-Benz eActros is being developed further so that its technology and economics are optimally adapted to daily use in the logistics sector. These heavy-duty electric trucks are being tested in urban traffic by an innovation fleet consisting of vehicles ranging in weight from 18 to 25 tons that are used for the distribution of various categories of goods by companies in diverse sectors. The first ten pilot customers are testing the vehicles for one year each in real-life operation. After that, the eActros fleet will be handed over to ten other customers for further testing in daily use. With this project, Daimler Trucks is responding to its customers’ tremendous interest and gaining comprehensive information. The goal is to bring cost-efficient electric trucks for heavy-duty inner-city distribution to series production and market maturity starting in 2021.
Its time has come: The all-electric EQC (electricity consumption combined: 22.2 kWh/100 km; CO2emissions combined: 0 g/km, preliminary ﬁgures)1 will hit the road in mid-2019. The ﬁrst series-produced EQ model is an all-round winner in terms of comfort, quality, and everyday utility — it’s the Mercedes-Benz of electric vehicles. This progressive crossover SUV is considered the pioneer of an avant-garde electro-aesthetic, thanks to its unique combination of design, functionality, and service. That’s in addition to its impressive driving dynamics and an electric operating range of up to 450 kilometers according to NEDC1.
1 The ﬁgures for electricity consumption and CO2 emissions, which were calculated by an external technical service, are provisional and non-binding. The ﬁgures for the vehicle’s range are also provisional and non-binding. An EU type-approval certiﬁcate and a certiﬁcate of conformity with oﬃcial ﬁgures are not yet available. The ﬁgures given above may deviate from the oﬃcial ﬁgures.
The electric oﬀensive at Mercedes-Benz is accelerating. That’s demonstrated by the Concept EQ A, the ﬁrst all-electric EQ concept car of the Mercedes-Benz brand in the compact segment. It combines state-of-the-art electro-aesthetics with strong dynamics and general long-distance capability in everyday use, based on an architecture that has been exclusively developed for battery-electric models. This electro-athlete has two electric motors with a system capacity of more than 200 kW. It can be charged by means of induc- tion or a wall box and is also prepared for fast-charging systems.