Mercedes-Benz delivers first eActros 300 semitrailer tractor in Germany

Mercedes-Benz delivers first eActros 300 semitrailer tractor in Germany

Logistik Schmitt will add a total of six eActros 300 semitrailer tractors to its fleet.

Mercedes-Benz announced that it has delivered its first eActros electric semitrailer tractor in Germany to Logistik Schmitt, a German logistics company.

Logistik Schmitt, based in Bietigheim, Baden-Württemberg, will initially use the e-truck to transport engines between its logistics plant in Germersheim and the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth, 25 km away, in multi-shift operation. Later, the engine plant in Mannheim will also be included in the route. Initially, the logistics company will add a total of six eActros 300 semitrailer tractors to its fleet.

“The eActros for distribution transport has demonstrated its capabilities in use with us over the last few years,” Rainer Schmitt said. “The Mercedes-Benz Trucks total concept, which includes specific advice on electric trucks, played a key role in making the decision to now also purchase the variant as a semitrailer tractor.”

The eActros 300 semitrailer tractor is based on the same technology as the eActros 300/400 with a platform chassis, which has been in series production since 2021. Three battery packs with 112 kWh installed battery capacity each enable a range of up to 220 km with a single battery charge. The eActros 300 can be charged with up to 160 kW: the three battery packs require just over an hour to charge from 20 to 80% at a standard DC rapid charging station with 400 A charging current, the company notes.

Mercedes-Benz plans to begin official series production of the eActros 300 truck at the end of the year.

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