Mercedes-Benz Trucks is to launch its all-electric heavy-duty truck in a small series.
The company is in discussion with 20 potential customers who will trial the 25 tonne Urban eTruck, which has a range of 200km.
The first vehicles are to be delivered to customers this year. The truck business hopes the series generation will be on the market by 2020.
“Following the world premiere in September 2016 at the International Commercial Vehicle Show the customer reaction was outstanding,” said Stefan Buchner, head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks worldwide. “We are currently talking to around 20 potential customers from the disposal, foodstuffs and logistics sector.
“With the small series we are now rapidly taking the next step towards a series product.