Mercedes, the 500 km electric truck will debut at the IAA in Hanover

Mercedes, the 500 km electric truck will debut at the IAA in Hanover


The eActros LongHaul, Mercedes-Benz electric long-haul service truck, will be one of the protagonists of the IAA Transportation in Hanover, in view of its debut scheduled for 2024. The news is made official by Mercedes-Benz itself, which inevitably aims to accelerate its electrification program by bringing new battery-powered vehicles to the road.

Electrification of heavy-duty long-distance transport is the next milestone on our road to CO2 neutrality and the new eActros LongHaul is a battery electric vehicle designed to be economically competitive for our customers, commented Karin Rådström, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

Let's not forget that the German manufacturer has already subjected the eActros LongHaul electric truck to a series of important tests and plans to start road tests by the end of 2022. For 2023, Mercedes-Benz also plans to deliver some pre-series prototypes to customers to carry out fundamental tests for real use.| ); }
In this regard, there is no shortage of companies that are working to develop and manage a high-performance public charging network in Europe dedicated not only to trucks but also to vehicles such as electric coaches.

F1 and Mercedes condemn racism after Nelson Piquet’s slur of Lewis Hamilton

Formula One and Mercedes have condemned racist language used by former world champion Nelson Piquet towards Lewis Hamilton.

Reports in Brazil claim an interview conducted following the 2021 British Grand Prix has surfaced in which Piquet, 69, uses a racial epithet.

The Brazilian is reported to have been discussing a collision between Hamilton and his title-rival Max Verstappen which saw the Dutchman retire from the race.

The comments have only just come to light and Formula One issued a statement immediately supporting seven-time champion Hamilton.

Nelson Piquet (right) won the last of his three world championships in 1987, driving under Frank Williams. (PA Archive)

“Discriminatory or racist language is unacceptable in any form and has no part in society. Lewis is an incredible ambassador for our sport and deserves respect,” it read.

“His tireless efforts to increase diversity and inclusion are a lesson to many and something we are committed to at F1.”

Mercedes, too, highlighted the matter as a reason to “strive for a brighter future”.

“We condemn in the strongest terms any use of racist or discriminatory language of any kind,” their statement read.

“Lewis has spearheaded our sport’s efforts to combat racism, and he is a true champion of diversity on and off track.

“Together, we share a vision for a diverse and inclusive motorsport, and this incident underlines the fundamental importance of continuing to strive for a brighter future.”

Piquet, who is the father of Verstappen’s current girlfriend, has been contacted by the PA news agency for comment.