The eActros 300 Tractor is the brand-new electric version of the truck designed and manufactured by Mercedes-Benz Trucks, following the well-known eActros distribution truck winner of the Sustainable Truck of the Year in 2023. Now, the eActros Tractor managed to cover around 3,000 km from the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant to Aksaray in Turkey, where the road endurance and reliability testing of the electric truck will be taking place.
Two eActros as two and three-axle vehicles – in series production since the end of 2021 – accompanied the eActros 300 Tractor along the entire route. The batteries of all the electric trucks were only charged at publicly available charging stations throughout the tour.
The eActros 300 Tractor on the road to Turkey
When driving to Turkey, test engineers focused in particular on safety systems, performance and durability of the vehicle. The vehicle is compatible with all common European semitrailers, taking into account the maximum permitted total tractor/trailer combination length. The electric semitrailer tractor is based on the same technology as the eActros 300/400. Series production of the e-truck is scheduled to start in the fall of this year.
“In preparation for the impending start of series production for the eActros 300 Tractor in autumn, road endurance testing will take place at our Aksaray site, among other locations. We also used the demanding route there as an additional test. Our conclusion: The e-truck has mastered the varied route through Central and Southeastern Europe with ease, and is ready for series production”, commented Christof Weber, Head of Global Testing at Mercedes-Benz Trucks.