German logistics service supplier Pfenning Logistics shall be utilizing a Mercedes-Benz eActros battery-electric 25-tonne truck to produce the Mercedes-Benz Mannheim plant.
In October 2018, Mercedes-Benz Vehicles handed over an eActros in Mannheim to concrete producer TBS Transportbeton. Each automobiles are a part of the eActros “Innovation Fleet” for testing the heavy, all-electric truck with numerous prospects.
Pfenning’s eActros is now an integral a part of the Mercedes-Benz plant’s logistics chain. The electrical truck will transport alternative components and parts from the exterior warehouse to the Mannheim plant. The eActros will function in two shifts and canopy round 160 kilometers a day. With a spread of as much as 200 kilometers, the eActros will be capable of handle this workload reliably. The batteries shall be recharged within the night on the exterior warehouse after the truck has accomplished its excursions.
The eActros is predicated on the body of the Mercedes-Benz Actros. However the car’s structure has been resolutely designed round using an electrical drive system and thus encompasses a excessive share of vehicle-specific parts. Two electrical motors close to the wheel hubs of the rear axle present the drive, every delivering an output of 126 kW and 485 N·m most torque. Moreover, the transmission ratio used sees this introduced as much as 11,000 Nm on every wheel. The drive energy is due to this fact on par with a standard truck. Lithium-ion batteries with 240 kWh capability present the eActros with the required power. Relying on the obtainable charging output, the batteries may be charged utterly inside as little as two hours (at 150 kW).
As a part of sensible testing of the eActros “Innovation Fleet”, the 18 or 25-tonne automobiles are put via their paces by 20 prospects from numerous sectors as a part of their common every day operations. The checks of this “Innovation Fleet” are made up of two phases, every with ten prospects. Suggestions from these sensible checks flows instantly into additional improvement of the eActros for sequence manufacturing. The purpose is to make clear and quiet distribution in city areas doable with heavy-duty vehicles from 2021 onward. The primary eActros has been in operation with a buyer since September 2018.
The event and testing of the heavy-duty electrical truck in short-radius distribution operations is sponsored as a part of the “Idea ELV²” challenge to various levels by the German Federal Ministry for the Atmosphere (BMUB) and the Federal Ministry for Financial Affairs and Vitality (BMWi).