At temperatures of up to 44 degrees Celsius, the Mercedes-Benz eActros has completed summer tests in Spain. The newest version of the eActros, formerly known as eActros LongHaul, will be officially presented in October and will be produced from 2024 onwards.
As stated by the German manufacturer, for around five weeks, test engineers put the electric truck through its paces at high temperatures of up to 44 degrees Celsius in Andalusia in southern Spain. The scope of testing ranged from the functionality of the air conditioning system at high temperatures to the performance of the electric powertrain and battery thermal management to measurements during charging processes at rapid charging stations.
Mercedes eActros 600
After completion of the tests, a prototype also completed the over 2,000-kilometer return from Granada via Valencia, Barcelona, Montpellier and Lyon back to the Mercedes-Benz Trucks development and testing center in Wörth am Rhein on its own wheels.
“We have subjected the eActros 600 to rigorous testing procedures since last year. After winter testing in Finland in freezing cold temperatures down to minus 25 degrees Celsius and initial tests on public roads, the electric truck now had to prove itself at over 40 degrees Celsius in Spain. The eActros 600 mastered the challenging tests with ease. In the next step, we’re now looking forward to testing in real-life operation with our customers”, declared Konrad Götz, Deputy Head of Global Testing Mercedes-Benz Trucks.