The battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eActros 600 goes into customer testing. The first two test vehicles of the e-truck for long-distance haulage presented last year will be successively put into operation in the next few weeks by container logistics company Contargo and recycling specialist Remondis. Both companies are part of the global Rethmann Group.

Contargo will use its e-truck for several months for the transportation of containers between the port of Wörth am Rhein and various loading and unloading points. The vehicle is planned to cover more than 800 kilometers a day. On the other hand, Remondis will use the test vehicle in Cologne as part of the so-called HoLa-project. The objective of HoLa is the construction and operation of a high-performance charging infrastructure for battery-electric long-distance transport.

Mercedes eActros 600

Mercedes eActros 600 in a crucial testing phase

In particular, Remondis relies on Kögel trailer for the eActros 600 test. The Kögel Cargo is the flagship of the Kögel trailer series and also the best-selling trailer of the manufacturer from Burtenbach.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks plans to hand over further test vehicles to customers with different use cases. “The testing of e-trucks with customers before the start of production has proven very successful. This is why we are also relying on practical tests for the eActros 600. We are very pleased that Contargo and Remondis will be the first customers to test the eActros 600 in real operation”, commented Stina Fagerman, Head of Marketing, Sales and Services at Mercedes-Benz Trucks.


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