Quite a huge order of 1,000 Mercedes eActros 600 e-trucks may soon come from major Swiss building materials producer Holcim, “one of Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ most important customers in the construction industry”, as stated by Karin Rådström, CEO Mercedes-Benz Trucks. Who added: “We are very pleased that the company decided for the eActros 600 in its transformation towards alternative drives. Our electric truck with the three-pointed star sets new standards in terms of efficiency.”
The long-haul Mercedes eActros 600 electric truck was introduced last October and appeared on the cover of the very first paper issue of Sustainable Truck&Van magazine. According to Mercedes-Benz Trucks, the majority of the electric trucks will be used with silo trailers for the demanding transport of building materials such as cement.
Mercedes eActros 600, production planned for the end of this year
The start of series production is planned for the end of 2024. In addition to the tractor unit, Mercedes-Benz Trucks will also produce rigid variants of the eActros 600 right from market launch, offering customers further possible applications for all-electric transport. A fleet of around fifty prototype vehicles is currently being built, some of which are also to be put into practical testing with first customers in a next step.
“Holcim is advancing the transition to more sustainable and efficient transportation by decarbonizing our operations’ logistics. We are excited to be partnering with Mercedes-Benz Trucks to electrify our fleet, accelerating our goal for 30% of our heavy-duty truck purchases or contracts to be zero-emission by 2030”, added Miljan Gutovic, Region Head Europe at Holcim.