The first all-electric Mercedes-Benz trucks bound for Australia and New Zealand have rolled off the production line. 

Four eActros and one eEconic electric trucks will operate with a wide range of fleets in Australia, while one eActros will operate in New Zealand. Both Mercedes-Benz electric trucks have received full approval to operate on Australian roads as both have been designed to fit within our region’s width restrictions. As a result, there are no operation restrictions and customers do not require any specific permits regarding Australian Design Rule exemptions for the Mercedes-Benz trucks.

The focus of the eActros is for heavy-duty short radius distribution and development trucks have been working away near-silently in select fleets in Europe since 2018.

The eEconic has been in operation in Europe since last May and the Australia and New Zealand models will be used for waste collection in urban areas.

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