Daimler hands over first of six eActros 300 tractors to Logistik Schmitt; series production starts end of year
The first Mercedes-Benz eActros 300 semitrailer tractor delivered in Germany has gone to Logistik Schmitt. Ronald Ott, Head of Sales Trucks Mercedes-Benz and FUSO Germany, handed over the small series produced e-truck to Rainer Schmitt, Managing Partner of Logistik Schmitt. The family-owned company based in Bietigheim, Baden-Württemberg, will initially use the e-truck to transport engines between its logistics plant in Germersheim and the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth, 25 km away, in multi-shift operation. Later, the engine plant in Mannheim will also be included in the route.
The eActros 300 semitrailer tractor is based on the same technology as the eActros 300/400 with a platform chassis, which has been in series production since 2021. Three battery packs with 112 kWh installed battery capacity each enable a range of up to 220 km with a single battery charge. The eActros 300 can be charged with up to 160 kW: the three battery packs require just over an hour to charge from 20 to 80% at a standard DC rapid charging station with 400 A charging current.
Initially, the logistics company will add a total of six eActros 300 semitrailer tractors to its fleet. The first semitrailer tractor version of the small eActros 300’s series was transferred to the Dutch food logistics company Simon Loos in June 2023. Official series production of the eActros 300 variant is set to begin at the end of the year.
The availability of charging options is also crucial to the successful operation of electric vehicles. The logistics company began developing a suitable charging infrastructure at its locations at an early stage. Suitable charging stations are also available at the unloading points at the Wörth plant.