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Building materials producer Holcim plans to order 1,000 units of the Mercedes-Benz eActros 600 electric truck to implement its sustainability strategy. Most of the vehicles are intended for the transport of building materials such as cement with silo trailers.


The volume represents the largest planned single order to date for the eActros 600 contributing to the achievement of the sustainability goals of both companies.

The high battery capacity of more than 600 kWh—hence the model designation 600—and a new, particularly efficient electric drive axle developed in-house, enable the e-truck to achieve a range of 500 kilometers without intermediate charging.

Therefore, the eActros 600 will be able to travel significantly more than 1,000 kilometers per day. This is made possible by intermediate charging during the legally prescribed driver breaks—even without megawatt-charging.

In addition to CCS charging with up to 400 kW, the eActros 600 will later also enable megawatt charging (MCS). From the start of sales, customers can order a pre-installation for this. As soon as MCS technology becomes available and is standardized across manufacturers, it is planned to be retrofittable for these models of the eActros 600.

The batteries can be charged from 20 to 80% in about 30 minutes at a suitable charging station with an output of around one megawatt.

The start of series production is planned for the end of 2024. In addition to the tractor unit, Mercedes-Benz Trucks will also produce rigid variants of the eActros 600 right from market launch, offering customers further possible applications for all-electric transport. A fleet of around fifty prototype vehicles is currently being built, some of which are also to be put into practical testing with first customers in a next step.


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