Mercedes launched the second stage of tests eActros electric truck

Mercedes launched the second stage of tests eActros electric truck

August 7, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The German company has started testing the Mercedes-Benz eActros in real-life conditions.

Daimler Trucks continues testing the Mercedes-Benz eActros electric truck. Eight prototypes were brought to the second phase of tests in real-life conditions in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

New electric cars will be tested throughout this year, and in particular, the Dutch logistics company Simon Loos will be testing the new product, which will use a 25-ton truck to service the Albert Heijn supermarket chain in Rotterdam and The Hague.

Note that the first stage of tests took place in 2018-2019 and 10 carrier companies from Germany and Switzerland took part in them. Recall that the model is based on the latest generation Mercedes-Benz Actros.

The novelty is driven by two generating sets with a total capacity of 252 kW, which are located near the rear axle. The motors are powered by a 240 kWh lithium-ion battery.