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Mercedes-Benz Trucks is linking the two megatrends digitalization and e-mobility in the Urban eTruck. The vehicle is a spectacular vision of the networked and all-electric distribution truck of tomorrow. The Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck defines the latest developments in all-electric vehicles in the heavy short-radius distribution sector. The triple-axle vehicle produces zero local emissions and runs silently, yet it is equal to a truck with an internal combustion engine in terms of load and performance, and, thanks to its innovative power supply, it is also economical. Heavy trucks will take part in urban distribution operations, however with zero local emissions and hardly a whisper.
Innovative design with flowing line.

Innovative design with flowing line.

The styling of the Urban eTruck is as innovative as its electric drive. It embodies the design philosophy of the Mercedes-Benz brand, which focuses on sensual purity – an expression that applies perfectly to the Urban eTruck. The conventional air inlet has been omitted from the Urban eTruck because of the electric drive. Instead, a Black Panel grille is the branding element that connects the truck with its environment. It is transparent and back-lit by high-resolution LEDs. The LEDs can be used to recreate the signature Mercedes-Benz diamond radiator grille, to indicate the operating status of the truck or to show the charge level of the batteries.

Electric truck with the performance of a diesel engine.

The outstanding features of the Urban eTruck include its drive with electrically powered rear axle and electric motors directly adjacent to the wheel hubs. Their maximum output is 2 x 125 kW, while torque is 2 x 500 Nm. The basic arrangement is a battery pack consisting of lithium-ion batteries with a total capacity of 212 kWh. This results in a range of up to 200 km – normally enough for a typical day's delivery round.

Electric truck with the performance of a diesel engine.
Modern technique and design.

Modern technique and design.

Across the roof, a three-dimensional spoiler connects the cab with the body of the truck. It has a wide vent at the front, which acts as the air inlet for the cooling unit concealed behind the spoiler, as used in the food industry, for example. Just like the roof spoiler, the aerodynamic skirting panels on the side of the cab fit almost flush with the body. The windscreen has been extended downwards. The mirror cams, that replace the conventional outside mirrors, are a distinctive feature on the truck.

Intelligent management in the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck.

The driver is assisted by a revolutionary display and operation system, with two displays taking the place of standard instruments. The innovative central display shows the driver a wide range of information in an easily assimilated form. The focus is on detailed data and facts about the route, so the driver can see the bends on the road and any accelerating or braking manoeuvres ahead.

Intelligent management in the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck.
Detailed and valuable information at first sight.

Detailed and valuable information at first sight.

A tablet provides the driver with additional information about the trip, as well as continually updated and precise details on range and batteries. These are presented on a local map with a clever graphic known as the 'range potato' and a target range. The calculations are based on the driving strategy, the three-dimensional map and the trip planning. A tablet provides the driver with additional information about the trip, as well as continually updated and precise details on range and batteries.

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