Statements from management and selected customers/drivers

Jun 30, 2021
Stuttgart

Karin Rådström, Member of the Board of Management at Daimler Truck AG and responsible for Mercedes-Benz Trucks: “We have to acknowledge that transport is a part of the problem when it comes to climate change. At the same time, we can and we will be part of the solution. We start with our eActros. We developed this truck together with our customers, and we tested it together – all in all more than half a million kilometers on public roads. The eActros and its dedicated services are a big step for Mercedes-Benz Trucks and for our customers towards CO2-neutral transport.”

Andreas von Wallfeld, Head of Sales & Marketing at Mercedes-Benz Trucks: "With a range of up to 400 kilometres[1], a permissible gross vehicle weight with trailer of up to 40 tonnes and two powerful electric motors delivering a top performance of 400 kW, the eActros is perfectly equipped to handle the daily work of our customers. Alongside the truck, our digital services and the new eConsulting teams help our customers to make the switch to e-mobility as simply and seamlessly as possible – for example by answering questions on charging infrastructure, fleet integration or route planning."

Prof. Uwe Baake, Head of Development at Mercedes-Benz Trucks: "The eActros is equipped as standard with some proven core innovations, such as MirrorCam and  Multimedia Cockpit Interactive, not to mention our safety systems like the emergency braking assistant with pedestrian detection and Sideguard Assist. What's more, our customers don't have to make concessions when it comes to the driving experience. The eActros offers a high degree of driving comfort thanks to its powerful acceleration and low noise level. With the compact dual-motor setup of the electric axle, we're able to reach a top performance of up to 400 kW."

Rainer Schmitt, Managing Director of Logistik Schmitt GmbH in Bietigheim, Germany: "I feel somewhat like I belong to a transitional generation – I grew up with the smell of diesel in our workshop and now we're teasing our way into the topic of eMobility. And the fact that we can be a part of that, obviously makes us proud. The vehicle is in use around the clock and has been integrated seamlessly into the fleet."

Wim Roks, Fleet Manager at Simon Loos bv in Wognum, the Netherlands: "Our first experience with the eActros has been very, very positive. People turn around to look at it and some people give you an unexpected thumbs-up in the middle of town. With this truck, Mercedes-Benz has delivered their know-how and usual service to ensure that the vehicle works with the charging infrastructure."

Torsten Schuhmann, driver for EDEKA: "Driving the eActros is a delight. The power from the electric motors is great, plus the vehicle is extremely quiet. Mercedes-Benz has definitely created a full-fledged electric truck here."

Guillaume Fortanier, driver for Simon Loos bv in Zaandam, the Netherlands: "The first thing you think is: the engine's not on. Other truck and car drivers are really taken aback that it can keep up with the traffic flow so well. What I mean by that is that it pulls away just like a normal car. I'm particularly proud to have been given the chance to drive the vehicle."

[1] The range was determined internally in optimum conditions, including 4 battery packs after preconditioning in partially loaded distribution traffic without a trailer at 20 °C outside temperature.

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