Engineers from Mercedes-Benz Trucks have been in Rovaniemi, Finland, to perform trials in extreme cold and snow of the battery-electric eActros 600 for long-distance haulage. These were the last tests prior to the scheduled launch of series production at the end of the year.

The tests were carried out between January and March, when refined prototypes of the Mercedes-Benz eActros 600 had to face temperatures falling as low as minus 35 degrees Celsius to prove their viability under adverse conditions.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks schließt in Finnland letzte Wintererprobung des eActros 600 vor Serienstart erfolgreich abMercedes-Benz Trucks successfully completes final winter trials in Finland of the eActros 600 prior to start of series production

Mercedes eActros 600: several charging options

When it comes to charging options, in addition to CCS charging with up to 400 kW, the eActros 600 will later also enable megawatt charging (MCS). Visually, the e-truck is characterized by a fundamentally new, puristic design with clear lines and an aerodynamic shape. When it comes to profitability for fleet operators, the electric truck is intended to set new standards, over the long term replacing the majority of diesel trucks in the important long-haul transport segment.

Christof Weber, Head of Global Testing Mercedes-Benz Trucks, declared: “We are on the final straight with trials of the eActros 600 and are extremely pleased with the test results. I am proud of the entire team who untiringly put the eActros 600 through its paces not only in extreme heat in Andalusia but also in the biting cold in Rovaniemi.” 

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