The Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck is based on a heavy-duty short-distance. This means that in the future, heavy trucks will take part in urban distribution operations with zero emissions for better air quality. This poses new challenges to the logistics industry.
Technically the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck come from Daimler subsidiary Deutsche ACCUmotive. Daimler Trucks has already been impressively demonstrating the day-to-day suitability of the fully electric truck in customer trials with the FUSO Canter E-Cell since 2014.
With the newly presented Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck, locally emission-free trucks will distribute the goods in cities from sites on the outskirts. The Urban eTruck brings the battery-electric powertrain with a gross vehicle weight of 25-26 tonnes. This will raise the gross vehicle weight with bring the original extra weight down to 700 kg compared with a directly IC-engined truck.
The power of the Urban eTruck is supplied by a battery pack consisting of three lithium-ion battery modules. This results in a range of up to 200 km – enough for a typical daily delivery tour. The supply voltage is 400 V with a peak power of two times 125 kW. Drivers will be captivated by the peak torque of two times 500 Nm, which as with all electric motors is available from start. With regard to performance, the electric truck is on par with a conventional diesel truck. The Urban eTruck is powered by electric motors installed right next to the wheel hubs on one rear axle. The axle is based on the ZF AVE 130 model.
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