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JOST has signed a letter of intent for an order of 50 Mercedes-Benz electric tractor-trailers

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JOST has signed a letter of intent for an order of 50 Mercedes-Benz electric tractor-trailers. The eActros LongHaul battery-powered truck has a range of around 500 kilometers and is scheduled to go into series production in 2024.

JOST strives to minimise the impact of its activities on the environment by monitoring its CO2 emissions and its consumption of fuel, water, energy and raw materials, by reducing waste production and by promoting reuse and recycling. JOST selects its partners, suppliers and subcontractors on the basis of criteria that integrate ecological aspects and the notion of sustainable procurement (e.g. good environmental practices and/or the supply of environmentally friendly goods and services). In this context, JOST has confirmed its intention to purchase 50 eActros LongHaul battery-powered trucks.

The Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul

Mercedes-Benz Trucks' development engineers are working to ensure that the eActros LongHaul and its components meet the same longevity requirements as a comparable conventional Actros dedicated to long-distance heavy haulage. In other words, the eActros LongHaul should be able to cover 1.2 million kilometres over a ten-year period. The batteries used for the eActros LongHaul are based on lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) technology. The main features of this type of battery are long life and more usable energy. The battery in the production eActros LongHaul can be recharged from 20% to 80% in less than 30 minutes at a loading point, delivering around 1 megawatt of power. Three battery modules provide a total installed capacity in excess of 600 kWh. And two electric motors, integrated into the new electric axle, generate a continuous power of 400 kW and a maximum power of more than 600 kW.

In addition to the tractor variant, Mercedes-Benz Trucks will also be offering rigid variants of the eActros LongHaul as soon as it is launched on the market. Customers will thus benefit from a wide range of other applications for fully electric transport.

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