Daimler to start serial production of eActros truck in 2021

Rivals are racing to bring electric trucks to push shift from fossil fuels to greener vehicles and reduce pollution

Reuters February 21, 2018
Daimler board members sit on the podium during the company's annual news conference in Stuttgart, Germany, February 4, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Daimler said on Wednesday it aims to start serial production of an electric heavy truck with a range of 200 km (124 miles) in 2021, Daimler Trucks chief Martin Daum said.

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A year ago, Daimler had said its eActros could be ready for serial production in 2020.

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Daimler and rivals including Tesla and Volkswagen’s MAN are racing to bring electric trucks to market to cope with a push to shift from fossil fuels to greener vehicles and reduce pollution.

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