One of the key  new models to be shown at next month’s Brisbane Truck Show has been confirmed  by Mercedes-Benz Trucks  after its eActros arrived in Australia  by ship  last week.

it will be the first time the eActros will be seen in Australia with the groundbreaking  zero emission truck set to be the star of the Mercedes-Benz stand from 18 to 21 May at Brisbane’s Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Mercedes says the battery-electric eActros is focused on heavy-duty short radius distribution and development trucks have been working away in select fleets in Europe since 2018. The eActros is a technology leader and is said to have impressed European customers with its advanced design, strong performance and efficiency.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks says it  will soon begin a local validation program for the eActros in Australia and New Zealand. The company and its parent Daimler Truck already has logged up considerable experience with electric trucks in Australia. It was the first manufacturer to launch an all-electric truck when Fuso introduced the pioneering eCanter locally in 2021.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Australia Pacific director, Andrew Assimo, says he is thrilled to bring the eActros to the Brisbane Truck Show.

“We can’t wait to present this incredible heavy-duty electric truck to the public in Brisbane,” he said.

“The local debut of the eActros represents the start of a new chapter for sustainable road transport in our region and the excitement around this vehicle is incredible,” said  Assimo.

The eActros validation program is designed to ensure the eActros specification is tailored for the unique conditions of Australia and New Zealand and meets the specific requirements of local customers.

Initially, four eActros trucks will get to work in Australia and one unit will hit the road in New Zealand, with additional units to follow.

While Mercedes-Benz Trucks says it is keen to move forward with battery electric technology, it also says its proud to help traditional internal combustion engine customers drive down their emissions.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks claims to have led the way in Australia with the first full range of Euro 6 heavy trucks with the new Actros in 2016 and its remarkable fuel efficiency is renowned across the industry. Further improvements of the Mercedes-Benz diesel Actros engines are also on the way.