Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck unveiled

Daimler Trucks shows new 26-tonne electric truck

Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck unveiled

Daimler Trucks tell us the future of light distribution trucks is electric, that prediction coming as the truck manufacturer unveiled a new 26 tonne fully-electric Mercedes-Benz truck.

Known as the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck, the truck has made a public debut in Stuttgart and is set to go into production, arriving in dealerships by as soon as 2020.

The Mercedes-Benz model coming after Daimler Trucks completed extensive testing and customer trials in recent years of its Fuso Canter E-Cell, a model that will also be produced and known as the Fuso eCanter.

Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck Key Points:

  • Three-axle short-radius distribution truck
  • Battery pack features three lithium-ion battery modules
  • 200km all-electric driving range
  • Output is 2 x 125kW and peak torque is 2 x 500Nm
  • Electric motor delivers full torque from very low revs
  • Electrically driven rear axle with electric motors directly adjacent to the wheel hubs

Daimler Trucks & Buses head, Dr Wolfgang Bernhard, says the Urban eTruck is another step towards an all-electric future.

“Electric drive systems previously only saw extremely limited use in trucks.

“Nowadays costs, performance and charging times develop further so rapidly that now there is a trend reversal in the distribution sector: the time is ripe for the electric truck.

“With the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck, we are now electrifying the heavy distribution segment up to 26 tonnes.

“We intend to establish electric driving as systematically as autonomous and connected driving.”

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Kate has always had an interest in writing and cars and now as a key member of the Behind the Wheel website team she gets to spend her days consumed by both. Aside from being a contributor and an editor at Behind the Wheel, Kate enjoys driving her Lancer EVO and walking her beloved dog, Max!

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