Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK commissioned truck bodybuilder, Solomon Commercials to launch the UK’s first fridge-bodied eActros electric truck.The 19tonne GVW unit, based on a 4×2 eActros 300, is a fully operational vehicle and is available for live demonstrations to operators across the country.
It is fitted with three battery packs, for a total capacity of 336kWh, to deliver a range of up to 330km (205miles). The batteries can be recharged from 20% back up to 80% in just 75 minutes, using a rapid 160kW DC charger.
The eActros was designed from the ground up as an electric truck, with twin electric motors located within the rear eAxle. Having no prop shaft, chassis space is freed up for the batteries to be set across the full width of the vehicle, creating a low centre of gravity and improved driving dynamics.