Kenworth’s Zero Emissions Cargo Transport (ZECT) is scheduled to go into real-world service in March 2018. It’s a hydrogen-fuel-cell powered battery-electric Class 8 and works and feels just like a diesel, only quieter. Equipment Editor Jim Park drove when the […]
STUTTGART, GERMANY – Mercedes-Benz says it has developed a prototype heavy-duty electric distribution truck for “short radius” use in Germany and elsewhere, and that it or trucks like it could be in production by 2020 or soon thereafter.
M-B’s 25-metric-ton (27.6-ton) 6×2 Urban eTruck uses motors at each end of a single driving axle, with power coming from a modular battery pack. It claims quiet operation and zero local emissions, which is valuable in dense cities where much manufacturing occurs and air pollution is causing governments to restrict diesels.
Daimler Trucks announced the Urban eTruck at its headquarters in Stuttgart this week, and said it will be displayed in September at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover.