Daimler Truck intends to mass-produce an electric long-haul truck within two years.

And the company says its trucks will have a range of about 500 kilometers real. test vehicles from the eActros LongHaul will be put into circulation this year, Daimler Truck announced this week.

Daimler Truck produces the eActros truck

The production of the first eActros started last year in Wörth, Rhineland-Palatinate. This truck intended for distribution transport has, depending on the model, three Where four battery packs. For the moment, this first truck will have a range of up to 400 kilometers.

Other more efficient versions are in the test phase to go beyond this stage and titillate the real 500 km.

Meet EU climate protection targets

The truck sector is under pressure from the European Union to meet binding climate protection targets.

On average, new models should emit 15% less carbon dioxide from here 2025 and at least 30% from here 2030. The reference period for this data is . If the objectives are not respected, heavy penalties are foreseen.

Battery and fuel cell

To do without the combustion engine, Daimler Truck relies on batteries and the battery combustible. The manufacturer is the world leader in commercial vehicles and employs nearly 100,000 people. Among its rivals are the future Tesla Semi, the Volvo FH Electric or even more recently the Geely Homtruck truck.

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