Britain’s first fridge-bodied eActros electric truck has taken to the roads after Mercedes-Benz Trucks teamed up with Solomon Commercials.
The 19-tonne eActros made its debut at the ITT Hub event in Farnborough on 9 May. A fully operational vehicle, it will now be offered for live demonstrations to operators across the country. M-B Trucks said the vehicle is based on a 4x2 eActros 300. Fitted with three NMC battery packs for a total installed capacity of 336kWh, it has a range of up to 330km.
The body features a full Solomon Slipstream system incorporating tapered bulkhead, 3D roof deflector and sloping Kamm tail.
Refrigeration is controlled by a Carrier TRS Syberia overcab chiller unit and Carrier Datacold temperature monitoring system.
The eActros is also available as a 6x2 chassis, with 27-tonne GVW and a body-and-payload allowance of 16.6 tonnes, and as an eActros 400 with four batteries allowing up to 400 km of range.
Deliveries of the first vehicles to UK customers are now underway.
M-B Trucks head of future sustainability, James Venables, said: “The eActros is a truck for a new era and by launching this refrigerated demonstrator we’re showing that it’s ready to work in real-life applications – anyone interested in trialling this exciting vehicle should contact their Mercedes-Benz dealer as soon as possible.”