Mercedes-Benz simply delivered the second out of 10 eActros electrical vehicles which might be being tried by prospects earlier than the German producer might be prepared for collection manufacturing. The 25-tonne truck might be operated by Meyer-Logistik in Hamburg.
This specific eActros is without doubt one of the most favorable functions for an EV as a result of it’s geared up with a refrigeration unit and must drive simply round 100 km (62 miles) throughout a single shift.
Having a giant battery is useful to energy the refrigeration field with as much as 10 tonnes of payload.
“Mannheim – Mercedes-Benz Vehicles has delivered yet one more all-electric eActros to a buyer for on-road testing. The recipient this time round is Meyer-Logistik. For one yr, the corporate primarily based in Friedrichsdorf in Hessen will now be test-driving a 25-tonne truck with a refrigeration unit for transporting temperature-sensitive foodstuffs from the warehouse to completely different supermarkets within the centre of Hamburg. The burden of the transported items might be as much as 10 tonnes. The entire day’s tour is approx. 100 kilometres lengthy and is handled by one driver in a single shift at first. There isn’t a must recharge through the journey as a result of the vary of the eActros is as much as 200 km. The automobile hand-over to Meyer-Logistik was on Thursday on the warehouse premises of a significant German grocery store chain in Stelle close to Hamburg.”
Mercedes-Benz eActros spec:
- two variations – 18 or 25 tonnes
- 240 kWh battery pack
- as much as 200 km (125 miles) of vary
- ZF AVE 130 twin-motor drive axle – the system output stands at 250 kW and 970 Nm
- quick charging at 80 kW it takes three hours (not less than 11 hours at 20 kW)
Absolutely electrical Mercedes-Benz truck for heavy-duty distribution: Hamburg supermarkets obtain deliveries electrically now: Mercedes-Benz Vehicles palms over eActros to Meyer-Logistik
- Day by day supply to supermarkets in Hamburg metropolis centre
- Domestically emission-free and quiet
- Day by day journeys of approx. 100 kilometres – one battery cost is ample
- A part of the eActros “innovation fleet” of a complete of 10 automobiles
Mannheim – Mercedes-Benz Vehicles has delivered yet one more all-electric eActros to a buyer for on-road testing. The recipient this time round is Meyer-Logistik. For one yr, the corporate primarily based in Friedrichsdorf in Hessen will now be test-driving a 25-tonne truck with a refrigeration unit for transporting temperature-sensitive foodstuffs from the warehouse to completely different supermarkets within the centre of Hamburg. The burden of the transported items might be as much as 10 tonnes. The entire day’s tour is approx. 100 kilometres lengthy and is handled by one driver in a single shift at first. There isn’t a must recharge through the journey as a result of the vary of the eActros is as much as 200 km. The automobile hand-over to Meyer-Logistik was on Thursday on the warehouse premises of a significant German grocery store chain in Stelle close to Hamburg.
Meyer-Logistik is one among twenty prospects from completely different industries which have built-in the heavy-duty electrical truck into their fleet. Every of those chosen prospects will put a near-series model of both the 18 or 25-tonne variant by means of its paces in actual operations and can take a look at the respective automobile for its suitability for his or her each day discipline of labor. The intention is to make domestically emission-free and quiet driving a actuality in cities by 2021, additionally with collection heavy-duty vehicles – and all of this as economically viable as with a diesel truck. The take a look at collection consists of two phases, every with ten prospects and spanning a complete of round two years.
The primary eActros of the so-called “innovation fleet” has been in motion since September with a buyer, and the second was handed over originally of October. The remainder of the primary part of car hand-overs might be accomplished by the top of the yr. All take a look at prospects transport items in city areas and use the eActros for duties which might in any other case be carried out by standard diesel automobiles – in a variety of various sectors and classes. The palette ranges from meals to constructing and industrial supplies. The physique variants vary from refrigerated and field our bodies to bulk items and tarpaulin our bodies.
Discipline assessments are an necessary milestone on the way in which to the collection product
Oliver Kraft, Head of Key Account Administration Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Germany: “The sensible assessments with the eActros are an necessary milestone for us on the way in which to the collection product. Every buyer makes a priceless contribution in direction of the additional growth proper as much as collection manufacturing through the use of and testing the eActros in a really particular space of on a regular basis operation. Our specialists can be found to our prospects across the clock. Earlier than beginning, we have now given our prospects intensive recommendation. That features working collectively to outline their particular person necessities, select the corresponding variant of the eActros and type out questions concerning the required infrastructure. Earlier than the assessments began, our specialists gave the drivers and the purchasers’ dispatchers thorough teaching.”
“We’re delighted that we now have our long-standing buyer Meyer-Logistik testing the eActros for us, and we look ahead to receiving many attention-grabbing insights,” Kraft continued.
Meyer-Logistik: various drive ideas are an necessary issue
Matthias Strehl, Managing Director of Meyer-Logistik: “As an organization that provides supermarkets with foodstuffs in metropolitan areas, we want to maintain the influence of our work on people and the setting as small as potential. That’s the reason utilizing various drive ideas has been such an necessary a part of our company technique lengthy since. We’re comfortable to have the ability to take a look at drive the eActros in Hamburg now. We expect e-trucks are excellent for delivering over that final mile – for instance to supermarkets. As a result of they’re domestically emission-free and really silent, which actually reduces the burden on native residents.”
Schmitz Cargobull: refrigerated alternative field, electrical cooling unit
The refrigerated alternative field on the eActros utilized by Meyer-Logistik is the “W.KO COOL” mannequin equipped by Schmitz Cargobull. It has optimum insulation for energy-efficient transport of refrigerated items. This strong physique is ideally fitted to intensive day-to-day use. The purely electrically operated cooling unit capabilities fully emission-free and is specifically designed to be used in distribution visitors. “Electromobility for industrial automobiles is a extremely important matter that opens up new alternatives. We use these with our refrigerated unit,” mentioned Jörg Irsfeld, Head of IKAM at Schmitz Cargobull.
The eActros: structure particularly configured for electrical drive
The body of the Mercedes-Benz Actros is used as the idea for the eActros. In any other case, the automobile structure has been configured particularly for an electrical drive system, with a excessive proportion of particular parts. The drive axle, for instance, is predicated on the ZF AVE 130 that has already proved its value in hybrid and fuel-cell buses from Mercedes-Benz, and has now been essentially revised for the eActros. The drive system includes two electrical motors situated near the rear-axle wheel hubs. They’ve an output of 126 kW every, along with a most torque of 485 Nm every. The gearing ratios flip this into 11 000 Nm every, leading to a efficiency that’s comparable with that of a diesel truck. The utmost permissible axle load stands on the ordinary 11.5 tonnes. The vitality comes from lithium-ion batteries with 240 kWh. Relying on the accessible charging capability, they are often absolutely charged inside two to eleven hours (at 150 and 20 kW).
Daimler industrial automobiles with an intensive electrical portfolio
Daimler has already been gaining expertise with electrical vehicles since 2010, and since final yr it has had its first series-production, absolutely electrical truck available in the market and in buyer palms: the Fuso eCanter light-duty truck. The primary eCitaro buses might be delivered from the top of the yr, and can go into sensible operations within the context of so-called customer-oriented driving trials. Within the van sector, the eVito from Mercedes-Benz Vans has been orderable since November 2017 and the primary deliveries are due very quickly. The eSprinter will observe in 2019. Subsequently, the automobiles from Daimler Vehicles, Daimler Buses and Mercedes-Benz Vans thus make sure that each side of inner-city transport is catered for with electrical automobiles.
Sponsorship as a part of the “Idea ELV²” challenge
As a part of the “Idea ELV²” challenge, the event and testing of professional quality electrical vehicles for distribution operations is subsidised to completely different levels by the Federal Setting Ministry (BMU) and the Federal Ministry of Economic system and Power (BMWi).