After three years of testing, the 19 t production Mercedes-Benz eActros arrives at French carriers. Carriers that have helped improve it, such as the Dachser and DB Schenker groups. This vehicle has an aerodynamic cabin by the new lengths authorized in the EU. This three-axle 6×2 carrier with an 8.50 m floor is positioned on the palletized transport market with a carrying capacity of 18 to 22 pallets for its 19 t version. And on that of towing transport of containers or swap bodies with a GCW of 40 t for its 26 t version.
LLD over 6 years
The eAxle electric axle is the electromobility heart of the eActros with its two electric motors totaling 300 kW. Three or four battery packs power it, with 97 kWh of usable capacity each. This provides the eActros 300 with a range of 300 km and the eActros 400 with a range of 400 km. Its six-year or 360,000 km warranty limits the rental contract offered by Charterway to the customer to this period. Daimler Truck wants to avoid the resale and exchange of batteries. These batteries last 1,800 charge cycles that can be divided from 0 to 100%, or 540 to 720,000 km.
For van carriers, Daimler Truck places consumption between 0.9 and 1 kW/km. And at around 1.2 kW/km that of refrigerated vans. The batteries are recharged from 20 to 80% in 1 hour 15 minutes at 160 kW. For a recharge from 0 to 100%, it will take two hours.
The bonus for eco-drivers
Recharging by kinetic energy will depend on the drivers. “The best performers will be those who are good at eco-driving or calm and respectful of instructions, such as female drivers, assures Christian, Daimler Truck demonstrator driver. Because the eActros has three engine speeds. Economy or Eco mode, as standard. Range mode, which optimizes all functions to increase autonomy over long distances. And the Power mode which, within the limits of the clamping, adds power uphill or when overtaking. There is also a Brake mode, an engine brake that can be activated by degrees to recover the residual energy before stopping. According to Daimer Truck, the inertia of the truck generates a large excess of electricity.
On the safety side, the MirrorCams, Multimedia Cockpit Interactive and AVAS sound alerts make the eActros “the only electric truck with exclusively digital screens on the market with a very pleasant and very smooth drive based on 2 speeds, plus the reverse. » Anti-shock safety is based on a crashbox protecting the batteries. And on an airbag activated by deceleration. Fire safety is based on pyro-fuses which explode on impact and on a circuit breaker that can be operated from the cabin. Daimler Truck offers its eActros as part of a turnkey solution. This solution includes driver and maintenance training for integrated workshops. And an offer of advice and services such as electric charging.