Mercedes eActros LongHaul with 500km range confirmed for 2024

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has confirmed its eActros LongHaul variant with a range of around 500km will go into production in 2024.

Prototypes of the 40-tonne truck are undergoing internal tests ahead of trials on public roads later this year and joining the eActros 300 and a eActros 400 version. An electric variant of the Econoic is also scheduled to roll off the production line at the Wörth plant where the eActros is made. Mercedes has also begun hosting a demonstration event at its plant to showcase its new electric models.

Karin Rådström, CEO Mercedes-Benz Trucks said: “The tremendous interest in our eActros driving event in Wörth is further proof of the popularity e-mobility is already gaining with customers. Customers are thus sending a strong signal to all stakeholders to combine efforts and quickly put more and more electric trucks on the road, expand the charging infrastructure and create cost parity.”

The all-electric eEconic made its world premiere on May 30 at IFAT, a trade show for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, in Munich and a test vehicle has been operational with FES Frankfurter Entsorgung- (Waste Management) and Service in Frankfurt since May, conducting municipal waste collections.

Daimler Truck’s ambition is to only offer new vehicles in Europe, Japan, and North America that are CO2-neutral in operation by 2039 and already has two battery-electric models, the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro and Mercedes-Benz eActros, in series production. The Mercedes-Benz eEconic, the Fuso eCanter and the Freightliner eCascadia will follow later this year.

Mercedes-Benz will launch the eActros at Road Transport Expo at NAEC Stoneleigh (30 June to 2 July). Register now for FREE