Since the start of series production of the eActros in October 2021, Mercedes-Benz Trucks has been gradually expanding the possible applications of the electric truck for heavy-duty distribution: The first battery-electric eActros configured as a waste collection vehicle has been in practical use at the disposal company Remondis since April of this year. For this purpose, the e-truck is equipped with a purely electrically operated rotary drum from Faun. The so-called Faun Rotopress has a capacity of 21 cubic meters and is particularly low-maintenance. Remondis uses the eActros in the inner city area of Cologne for waste disposal at commercial customers. In addition, the collection of municipal waste in the Rhineland is also planned.
The technological heart of the eActros is the drive unit, an electric rigid axle with two integrated electric motors and a two-speed gearbox. The direct provision of torque from the electric motors paired with the two-speed gearbox ensures powerful acceleration, impressive driving comfort and driving dynamics that make driving more relaxed and less stressful than with conventional diesel trucks. www.daimlertruck.com