Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Trucks unveils Urban eTruck

Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Trucks unveils Urban eTruck

Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Trucks unveils Urban eTruck

Written by Tharushan Fernando

03 Aug, 2016 | 8:35 am

Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Trucks unveiled a prototype called the Urban eTruck

The heavy-duty all-electric truck meant to be used in and around big cities and will have a range of around 124 miles per charge

The truck will have a weight capacity of 26 tonnes (or 29 US tons) and has a load capacity comparable to current diesel-powered semis — around 26 tons

The eTruck is based off of an existing three-axle Mercedes-Benz truck that typically handles short-range deliveries. But the company replaced that truck’s drivetrain with an electrically-driven rear axle that is based on the one used by the Mercedes-Benz Citaro hybrid bus.

Three lithium-ion battery modules that make up the whole battery pack will power the truck, and it’s located underneath where the cargo would go.

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