Daimler launches its first 40-ton electric truck

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Truck embodies state-of-the-art combination of sustainability and road safety features

RoadSafetyUAE’s Corporate Social Responsibility Partner Daimler Commercial Vehicles MENA alongside its authorized General Distributor, Emirates Motor Company Commercial Vehicles, has proudly announced the successful handover of the first Mercedes-Benz eActros 300 Tractor Head to DHL Global Forwarding.

The momentous occasion took place at the esteemed Mercedes-Benz Training Centre in Dubai, and it was attended by high-ranking executives from RoadSafetyUAE, DHL Global Forwarding, DCV MENA, and EMC CV, according to a corporate press communique.

The handover ceremony marks a significant milestone in sustainable transportation, showcasing Daimler Truck’s commitment to fostering a greener future for the commercial vehicle industry.

Paradigm shift

The Mercedes-Benz eActros 300 Tractor Head represents a paradigm shift towards electrification and zero-emission mobility. This state-of-the-art electric vehicle offers a host of cutting-edge features that redefine efficiency, safety, and environmental consciousness.

The eActros 300 is equipped with a comprehensive suite of safety features, including external Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System, the fifth-generation Active Brake Assist with pedestrian detection, Stability Control Assist (ESP) and the Lane Keeping Assist.

The driver’s workspace is fitted with the state of the art and interactive Multimedia Cockpit, as well as the second-generation MirrorCam system, which is installed in the eActros in the place of conventional mirrors. These features prioritize the well-being of both the driver and surrounding road users.

Transition to electric mobility

Over the next decade, this transition to electric mobility is projected to yield remarkable results in terms of carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction. Compared to conventional diesel Actros, the eActros 300 is expected to save approximately 240 tons of CO2 over a span of ten years, making a significant contribution to combating climate change and improving air quality.

Multiplying this number with the estimated 250,000 trucks on UAE’s roads, the hypothetical savings represent at staggering 60 million tons of CO2 over 10 years!

“This vehicle ticks all the boxes in terms of state-of-the art sustainability and road safety features. It is amazing to witness this launch in the spirit of COP28, which is a strong proof point of the mutual objective of achieving net zero carbon emissions targets,” commented Thomas Edelmann, Founder and Managing Director, RoadSafetyUAE

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