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 MERCEDES-BENZ PREMIERES 400KM RANGE eACTROS
 M ercedes-Benz has premiered its battery-
electric eActros for heavy-duty short-radius distribution. The first
series-produced electric truck from the German marque promises a range of 400 kilometres, with production set to start this autumn.
The battery of the eActros is equipped with either three or four battery packs, each with an energy capacity of about 105kWh3. The maximum battery capacity of 420kWh2 enables ranges of up to
400 kilometres to be achieved, the company says.
At the heart of the truck is the drive unit – a rigid electric axle with two
integrated electric motors and a two-speed transmission. Both liquid-cooled motors generate a continuous output of 330kW
as well as a top performance of 400kW. Plus, if the vehicle is driven particularly foresightedly, recuperation enables the vehicle to recover electrical energy. The energy obtained in this way during braking is fed back into the batteries of
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