Charged EVs | Daimler assessments new eActros truck-and-trailer combo within the Black Forest
Mercedes-Benz Vans has launched a brand new section of sensible assessments for the eActros, which has now accepted as a truck-and-trailer mixture with a complete weight of 40 tons. The mixture has been handed over to move agency Logistik Schmitt within the northern Black Forest for endurance testing. The car is already obtainable to order for purchasers on this configuration.
“Beginning an intensive alternate with prospects at an early stage is an integral a part of our automobiles’ growth,” mentioned Steffen Maier, Head of Buyer Testing, Mercedes-Benz Vans. “Because of this, our workforce has been supporting the sensible stage of eActros testing at Logistik Schmitt since 2019. Following the profitable launch of collection manufacturing final October, we at the moment are step by step increasing the vary of purposes for the eActros.”
For the reason that begin of testing in 2019, the eActros has coated greater than 70,000 kilometers on greater than 7,000 journeys. As half this course of, it can proceed to move transmission housings and axle parts to Daimler Truck vegetation in Rastatt and Gaggenau.
“The eActros as a truck-and-trailer mixture is good for our functions,” mentioned Rainer Schmitt, Managing Associate at Logistik Schmitt. “Together with the trailer, the electrical truck no longer solely gives the next whole weight, but in addition considerably extra transport quantity. This implies we are able to transport twice as many load carriers on the identical journeys.”
In line with German regulation, with a view to tow trailers over 10 tons, tractor automobiles of professional quality truck-and-trailer combos should use a steady braking system. Within the eActros, that is offered by a particular trailer brake (excessive energy brake resistor) for battery-electric automobiles.
The eActros is out there with both three (eActros 300) or 4 battery packs (eActros 400), every of which gives an put in capability of 112 kWh and a usable capability of round 97 kWh. The eActros 400 model has a variety of as much as 400 kilometers.
The drive unit sports activities an electrical inflexible axle with two built-in electrical motors and a two-speed transmission. Every of the liquid-cooled motors generates a steady output of 330 kW and peak output of 400 kW.
The eActros might be DC quick charged at charges as much as 160 kW.
Supply: Daimler Truck