eActros 600 summer tests in Spain

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The Mercedes eActros has undergone summer testing in Spain

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has successfully completed summer testing of the battery-electric eActros 600 for long-distance haulage.

For around five weeks, test engineers put the electric truck through its paces at high temperatures of up to 44 degrees Celsius in Andalusia in southern Spain. The scope of testing ranged from the functionality of the air conditioning system at high temperatures to the performance of the electric powertrain and battery thermal management to measurements during charging processes at rapid charging stations. After completion of the tests, a prototype also completed the over 2,000-kilometer return from Granada via Valencia, Barcelona, Montpellier and Lyon back to the Mercedes-Benz Trucks development and testing centre in Wörth am Rhein on its own wheels. On October 10, the eActros 600 will celebrate its world premiere. The vehicle is planned to be ready for series production in 2024.

Dr. Konrad Götz, Deputy Head of Global Testing Mercedes-Benz Trucks: “We have subjected the eActros 600 to rigorous testing procedures since last year. After winter testing in Finland in freezing cold temperatures down to minus 25 degrees Celsius and initial tests on public roads, the electric truck now had to prove itself at over 40 degrees Celsius in Spain. The eActros 600 mastered the challenging tests with ease. In the next step, we’re now looking forward to testing in real-life operation with our customers.”

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