Electric Mercedes Semi Truck Beats Tesla To Market

Mercedes notes that because of its quiet nature and emissions-free operation, it can drive into city centers at any time of the day or night, without the charges normally associated with gas and diesels[1]. It also said that depending on customers, the eActros could come with a consultant and service products to get the most out of the truck, including setting up a charging infrastructure[2]. The eActros comes with a selection of safety systems from the company like MirrorCam, Sideguard Assist and active brake assist with pedestrian detection.

The trucks will first roll out in Europe in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

More will follow, though there was no mention of the US.

References

  1. ^ charges normally associated with gas and diesels (carbuzz.com)
  2. ^ charging infrastructure (carbuzz.com)