Starting next year, Amazon and Rhenus will be testing the Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul battery-electric truck for long-distance hauling in real-life conditions. Both companies signed a letter of intent with Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Amazon and Rhenus plan to test the eActros LongHaul as part of the High Performance Long Distance Truck Charging (HoLa) test project.
The Mercedes eActros LongHaul, which was first revealed as a study in 2020, should be ready for series production in 2024. According to the announcement, the "concept prototype" of the vehicle will also be the highlight of the Mercedes-Benz Trucks show at this year's IAA Transportation in Hannover. There's also an actual teaser image of the front of the car for IAA: the closed and smooth surface remains, but the headlights are more reminiscent of the famous Actros than in the 2020 render.
eActros LongHaul should have a range of about 500 kilometers on a single battery charge. So that the large battery can be sufficiently charged during the 45-minute break prescribed in the EU after 4.5 hours of driving, the electric truck supports the so-called megawatt charging with the new MCS standard to be tested within HoLa.