A Mercedes-Benz eActros electric truck equipped for waste collection operations was delivered in April to Remondis waste disposal provider in the city of Cologne, Germany. For this purpose, the e-truck is equipped with a purely electrically operated rotary drum system from the company FAUN. The so-called FAUN Rotopress has a capacity of 21 cubic meters and is especially low-maintenance. Remondis uses the truck in the inner city area of Cologne for commercial customers’ waste disposal. Municipal waste collection in the Rhineland region is planned as well.
Mercedes-Benz eActros: further technical insights
The technological centerpiece of the eActros is the drive unit, an electric rigid axle with two integrated electric motors and two-speed transmission. The provision of immediate torque by the electric motors which are coupled with the two-speed transmission ensures powerful acceleration, impressive driving comfort and driving dynamics which enable more relaxed, low-stress driving than a conventional diesel-powered truck.
The eActros is the very first fully electric truck manufactured by Mercedes-Benz. Serial production started in October 2021 after the truck successfully faced performance tests. The very first deliveries of eActros electric trucks in Germany date back to February 2022. As announced by the German manufacturer, the next step towards electrification is the official presentation of the eEconic, which is supposed to follow the eActros and become the second serially-produced electric truck model within the Mercedes-Benz range.