New Electric Mercedes-Benz Semi Truck Hits the City Streets

By Product Expert | Posted in Cargo, Industry, Mercedes-Benz, New Release, Shipping/Distribution on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at 11:55 pm
2017 Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck Specifications

2017 Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck Specifications

In the same way that it dominates the commercial van industry, Mercedes-Benz is a leader in shipping and distribution. However, with the release of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck, you could say that Mercedes-Benz is THE leader in shipping and distribution.

Heavy Duty, Three Axle, Short Radius Distribution Truck

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck is a fully-electric heavy-duty, three-axle, short-radius distribution truck that has been modified to run on three lithium-ion battery packs.

Electric Range

A full charge takes roughly 2.5 hours to complete. On a full charge, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck can travel a distance of 124 miles, even when pulling a full load.

Goose Neck Towing Capacity

Conventional towing is the kind of towing where the trailer connects to a ball hitch that stretches out behind the vehicle. When the hitch is located on the bed of the truck, in between the front and rear wheels, it is known as goose neck towing. This type of towing is used by semi trucks and super-duty trucks such as the Ford F-350. Even on a low charge, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck can tow up to 26 metric tonnes. This equates to more than 57,000 pounds, which is only 23,000 pounds short of the United States weight limit of 80,000 pounds.

Release Date

The Urban eTruck is currently going through testing for select business in the Stuttgart area. It won’t be available for private or commercial sale until the second quarter of 2017, but when it does arrive, it will change the distribution game for the better. This truck won’t be able to make long distance trips, but it will be used in urban environments, making congested areas cleaner, quieter, and quicker! If you have any questions about the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck specifications, leave a comment below!

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