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Daimler Truck has introduced an idea prototype of the eActros LongHaul to IAA Transportation and published additional technical main points surrounding the battery-electric long-haul truck. The 40-t truck will power with as much as 600 kWh battery capability and 600 kW height energy.


It have been prior to now introduced that the eActros LongHaul can be able for sequence manufacturing in 2024 with a variety of round 500 kilometres and would then roll off the manufacturing line in Wörth am Rhein. Daimler Truck had additionally introduced prematurely that the heavy-duty truck would enhance the longer term truck charging usual MCS (Megawatt Charging Gadget). The Board of Control showed each within the presentation of the prototype – supplemented through a couple of extra attention-grabbing details.

The eActros LongHaul shall be in keeping with an electrical inflexible axle with two built-in electrical motors, identical to the vintage eActros (with the epithet 300 or 400). Those generate a continual energy of 400 kW and a height energy “of over 600 kW”. To match, the 2 smaller fashions, eActros 300 and eActros 400, have a continual output of 330 kW and a height output of 400 kW. For power garage, the LongHaul carries 3 lithium iron phosphate battery packs on board, boasting its capability to over 600 kWh. The usual eActros’, that have a most capability of 27 tonnes and feature been delivered for the reason that finish of February, have 315 and 420 kWh, respectively and a most vary of round 400 kilometres.

Later in sequence manufacturing, the batteries of the eActros LongHaul will have to be capable of be charged from 20 to 80 in step with cent in neatly beneath half-hour with about one megawatt. Curiously, Daimler Truck has switched to lithium iron phosphate mobile era for the primary time in its electrical heavyweight. In step with Karin Rådström, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Vehicles, on account of the lengthy provider existence and extra usable power. The automobile is anticipated to succeed in 1.2 million kilometres in ten years of operation.

Talking to reporters the day past, Rådström added that the brand new era Fuso eCanter can even use LFP batteries and that the variety of smaller and medium-sized electrical vehicles can even transfer to LFP in the long term. That is prone to come with the eActros 300/400, whose cells comprise a nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) chemistry. The battery cells for the common eActros come from CATL, however a 12 months and a part in the past, the settlement was once prolonged to incorporate the eActros LongHaul. So CATL is most likely to offer battery cells with other mobile chemistries, no less than quickly.

However again to the entire impact of the eActros LongHaul: The prototype proven on the IAA nonetheless includes a closed and clean entrance floor, however the headlights are extra paying homage to the acquainted Actros than within the first renderings from 2020. A putting function is an LED gentle strip within the entrance space this is meant to provide “a preview of the design language of the manufacturing automobile”. By the use of comparability: the vintage eActros can rarely be outstanding visually from the acquainted Actros with diesel engine.

Along with the semitrailer tractor, Mercedes-Benz Vehicles additionally plans to supply platform chassis variants of the eActros LongHaul proper from the marketplace release. This shall be executed on the truck plant in Wörth am Rhein. The 40-tonne truck would be the first absolutely electrical series-production automobile from Mercedes-Benz Vehicles to be manufactured utterly in Wörth, together with the set up of all electrical elements at the present meeting line. “This allows prime manufacturing capacities and entirely parallel manufacturing of each typical and completely electrical vehicles at the identical meeting line,” the corporate defined. The eActros 300/400 and the eEconic (identified to be a variant of the eActros for municipal use) have to this point gained their EV elements in a separate procedure on the Long term Truck Middle in Wörth.

Rådström mentioned within the programme surrounding the IAA that consumers from the long-haul phase had been noticeably hesitant about electrification. “They worry inadequate vary, the prime preliminary funding and a loss of parity with diesel vehicles.” Across the eActros LongHaul, her corporate is due to this fact growing an ecosystem with consulting, provider applications for eMobility access, the newly based Monetary Services and products trade line and the advance of public charging infrastructure with Volvo and Traton.

Rådström additionally issues out that 60 in step with cent of long-distance delivery in Europe is 500 kilometres or shorter, which means that that depot charging as an alternative of public charging may just also be the norm for the eActros LongHaul. As well as, the style’s general prices of possession (TCO) are mentioned to be less than the ones of a similar diesel style.

The primary prototypes of Daimler’s long-distance vehicle-hopeful are recently present process assessments – ahead of the tip of the 12 months they’ll even be placed on public roads. Amazon and Rhenus will then take a look at the eActros LongHaul in real-world operations from 2023. A couple of days in the past, the 2 corporations signed a memorandum of working out with Mercedes-Benz Vehicles.

Daimler Truck, which was once provide at this 12 months’s IAA for the primary time as an impartial DAX corporate, describes the eActros LongHaul as an important product release in the most important phase. The style will play the central position on the producer’s IAA stand, however Daimler Truck can also be presenting different inventions, such because the eActros 300 as a tractor unit.

In step with Daimler Truck, this new style variant of the eActros 300 can pull all commonplace Eu trailers, allowing for the utmost permissible general towing duration. The put in era is acquainted from the usual eActros: 3 battery packs, each and every with 112 kWh put in battery capability, permit a variety of as much as 220 km. Collection manufacturing is scheduled to start out in the second one part of 2023.

And the electrical truck circle of relatives is ready to develop additional: the Daimler Truck subsidiary Fuso is presenting the following era of the absolutely electrical gentle truck eCanter in Hanover. The father or mother corporate has additionally introduced its aim to release a battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eAtego. The automobile is to compete within the medium-duty phase. Additional main points aren’t but to be had.

In idea, Daimler Truck goals to supply most effective new cars in Europe, Japan and North The us which can be CO2-neutral in tank-to-wheel operation through 2039. As an intermediate level, CO2-neutral industrial cars will have to account for as much as 60 in step with cent of Daimler Truck gross sales within the EU30 markets as early as 2030. From the second one part of the last decade onwards, the corporate intends to complement its electrified automobile vary with series-produced cars with hydrogen-based gas mobile power techniques. By contrast background, the primary prototypes of the Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck are already in take a look at operation.

“Because the ultimate IAA 4 years in the past, we’ve moved ahead at complete velocity with the transition to CO2-neutral delivery,” emphasises Martin Daum, CEO Daimler Truck. “This 12 months, we have already got 8 natural battery-electric series-production cars in our portfolio.” Alternatively, he provides, it’s not sufficient simply to have the suitable cars within the vary. “Our consumers additionally want the correct infrastructure,” says Daum. “We’re energetic right here at all kinds of ranges. For a speedy build-up, it is very important that all the business and governments pull in combination.”

Reporting through Cora Werwitzke from Germany.

Supply: Data by way of e mail, press convention, daimlertruck.com