Mercedes Electric Trucks Show Up At Fastned Station

OCT 6 2018 BY MARK KANE 20

Electric trucks need to recharge from time to time too.

Dutch fast charging company Fastned noticed at one of its stations a surprising visit of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles, that are not yet available – the prototype eActros truck and eSprinter van.

The Fastned charging stations can handle all kinds of vehicles, even trucks that normally would not be able to use general fast chargers in some tight parking lots.

Also, the power output in many stations was increased to 175 kW (compared to the standard 50 kW), which should be enough to keep charging time reasonable for high-capacity battery packs. In the case of eActros, Daimler said three hours are needed at 80 kW DC charging. We are not sure how high power can be accepted, but 240 kWh, in theory, should be able to use the full 175 kW.

Mercedes-Benz eActros spec:

  • two versions – 18 or 25 tonnes
  • 240 kWh battery pack
  • up to 200 km (125 miles) of range
  • ZF AVE 130 twin-motor drive axle – the system output stands at 250 kW and 970 Nm
  • fast charging at 80 kW it takes three hours (at least 11 hours at 20 kW)

Mercedes-Benz eSprinter:

  • 41.4 kWh batery or 55 kWh battery
  • around 115 km (71 miles) with 41 kWh or around 150 km (93 miles) with 55 kWh when conditions are unfavourable
  • payload of 900 kg (55 kWh) or 1,040 kg (41 kWh) and maximum cargo volume is 10.5 m3
  • 84 kW and 300 Nm of torque
  • top speed of 80 km/h conserves energy and increases the range (alternatively, it can be configured for a top speed of up to 120 km/h)

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20 Comments on "Mercedes Electric Trucks Show Up At Fastned Station"

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amt

Not Very Aerodynamic , is it….it’s Hard to teach an 0ld ICE Dog New Tricks ……

EDude

The flat nose is due to maximum lengths of the vehicles in the EU. They are this flat to maximize the possible length of the trailer. Trucks in the US and EU genereally look very different. Edit: Of course, I mean semi-trucks.

amt

More Load , Less Mileage , It’s A Trade 0ff , However, I Feel That they can do Better Than That .

zzzzzzzzzz

Most trucks have hard speed limiters in Europe, 80-90 km/h. There is less point of expensive aero package anyway to make it look like fancy high speed train.

SB

90km/h is the maximum permitted speed throughout the EU, but believe me a lot of work goes into maximising the aerodynamics while remaining within the EU length limts when using standard trailers.

arne-nl

You bet that these trucks have spent a lot of time in the wind tunnel. Judging aerodynamics by eye is not a winning strategy.

amt

I Bet Not.

Mr. M

Aerodynamic of trucks is more important than for cars. I bet mercdes did a lot of testing for aerodynamics. Usually these trucks have around 0.32 cd. Which is not bad regarding the form factor they need due to european length constraints.

deine Mutter

The beauty of CCS. Free to use for everyone no questions asked no license required. Scalable and future proof.

David

Great story, thanks for sharing!

Bunny

Good to see Daimler keep moving forward on their EV efforts.

Eric Cote

Sheesh, that’s an awfully nice charging station!

John-EU

If you spent time charging, it better be time well spent. That’s the philosophy and seems to pay off!

scott

The eSprinter deserves a 100 kWh battery option. However, I’ll settle for any pure electric van at this point.

John Doe

Yeah, that would be perfect. If they could make more of the vehicle in aluminium, they could fit a larger battery, and still be under the weight limmit with cargo/passengers.
I guess price would be too high then.

silversod

These European rigid trucks are mostly urban deliveries where aerodynamics are not that much of an issue, plus a lot of urban roads are not much wider than the medieval horse & cart roads of the past. you wouldn’t have the space or be able to manoeuvre a long nosed truck in a lot of delivery places.

Tronald Dump

You have obviously never been to Europe

Sb

Long Nose means shorter trailer, there is a limit on vehicle length before something becomes an outsize load. There are some long nosed trucks around for Heavy haul and outsize stuff. But for the most part it’s cab-overs in Europe to maximise space for payload.

And yes some of the old towns in places like Italy can’t take anything much bigger then a Piaggio Ape (The Vespa Truck)

Foersom

“Piaggio Ape (The Vespa Truck)”

That polluting scooter-truck has to become EV ASAP or disappear.