Urban eTruck : the emission-free 26 tonnes by Mercedes
As an alternative to the consistent gradual reduction of emissions through ever tighter regulations, the ideal solution is local emission-free mobility – in future also for trucks up to a permissible gross vehicle weight of 26 tonnes. That’s why Mercedes-Benz just unveiled its new Urban eTruck, which shows the way to emission-free mobility in short-radius distribution with heavy-duty trucks.
Technically, the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck is based on a heavy-duty three-axle short-radius distribution truck from Mercedes-Benz. Of course, the developers at Daimler Trucks have totally revised the drive concept, and the entire conventional drivetrain has been replaced by an electrically driven rear axle with electric motors directly adjacent to the wheel hubs. Their maximum output is 2 x 125 kW, while the peak torque is 2 x 500 Nm. In combination with the gearing, the torque at the wheel reaches 11 000 Nm. The power is supplied by a battery pack consisting of three modules of lithium-ion batteries, with a total capacity of 212 kWh. This results in a range of up to 200 km.
According to Mercedes, with a charging power of 100 kW, the fully discharged batteries are charged to 100 percent in two to three hours. This Urban eTruck by Mercedes will celebrate its public premiere at the 2016 IAA International Motor Show for Commercial Vehicles. Daimler Trucks will systematically test and further develop the revolutionary technical concept in the coming years. Standard-production vehicles of this type would be conceivable from the start of the next decade.