Mercedes-Benz Trucks started the testing event for journalists from all over Europe at the group’s Wörth site. Sustainable Truck&Van will be there in the next days. There, near-production prototypes of the eActros 600 are tested on typical long-distance routes.

Mercedes-Benz eActros 600

Mercedes-Benz Trucks designed three routes for the “eActros 600 Driving Experience.” Starting each time from the Wörth Customer Center, these routes through parts of the Südliche Weinstraße and Germersheim offer a good mix of highways, primary and secondary roads and industrial areas and therefore demonstrate very well how the eActros 600 runs on an everyday basis. A standard semitrailer was attached to the vehicle, with a gross combination mass of around 40 tons.

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Mercedes European electric roadshow with two eActros 600

With the “eActros 600 European Testing Tour 2024”, the intention of Mercedes-Benz Trucks is for two near-series prototypes of the new electric flagship eActros 600 to drive through more than 20 European countries, completing more than 13.000 kilometers each with 40 tons total towing weight.

Mercedes eActros 600 on display in Germany

The eActros 600 features the Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) cruise control and transmission control system, which is explicitly matched to the electric drive. Predictive Powertrain Control automatically takes account of the topography, road layout and traffic signs for the most efficient driving style possible. At the same time, it now also uses route information from the navigation system to make better detection of upcoming route events possible.

Mercedes-Benz eActros 600

During the “eActros 600 Driving Experience,” it will also be possible to track how sustainably the eActros 600 uses its energy with the help of intelligent recuperation. This is because the electric motor converts the kinetic energy into electrical energy upon braking or by active operation of the pitman arm during the coasting phase. The energy generated in this way is fed back into the batteries of the electric truck, thus contributing to increasing the range. Depending on the situation, the driver can choose among five different braking levels. The one-pedal driving function can also be activated.

From the eActros 600 Experience World to the focus on charging systems

The “eActros 600 Driving Experience” also includes a visit to the eActros 600 Experience World, which opened at the Wörth Customer Center in June 2024. In the very modern pavilion, Mercedes-Benz Trucks presents its battery-electric flagship for long-distance haulage in a wide range of media formats. Beyond this, the participants can take a look at several charging stations from different manufacturers in various configurations in the eTruck Charging Park opposite the Customer Center. Experts from Mercedes-Benz Trucks advise customers here on topics such as hardware, installation, solar systems or battery storage, as well as intelligent control of charging processes. Two Alpitronic “Hypercharger” charging stations are also installed in the eTruck Charging Park.


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