Mercedes-Benz Trucks says it is ready to debut its all electric heavy Duty Truck prototype later this year. The battery-electric eActros long-haul truck will be part of Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ trade show at this year IAA Transportation event in Hanover Germany in September. The manufacturer says the truck will be ready for road tests at that time, the truck is due to go into production in 2024. The batteries used in the eActros LongHaul employ lithium-iron phosphate cell technology (LFP). These are characterized by a long service life and more usable energy. The batteries can be charged from 20 to 80 percent in well under 30 minutes at a charging station with an output of about one megawatt. On a full charge the eActros will have a range of about 500 kilometres. “The electrification of heavy long-distance transport is the next milestone on our road to CO2-neutrality,” said Karin Rådström, CEO Mercedes-Benz Trucks. “The eActros LongHaul is a battery-electric vehicle which is planned to be economically feasible for our customers.