A prototype eActros, which has been running since 2018, has started its last operator assignment.

Mercedes-Benz has announced that Paulaner Getränke und Service GmbH will be running the battery powered truck.

The eActros can cover up to 200km on a full charge. Therefore, it is ideal for many urban distribution jobs.

In the case of German brewery Paulaner, the truck will transport beer barrels and crates throughout greater Munich.

The eActros’ batteries will be recharged overnight at the Paulaner brewery depot.

Part of the Mercedes Benz ‘Innovation Fleet’, the eActros has met many targets set by the development team.

For example, the 200km-range has been proven to be ‘absolutely realistic’ according to the company.

Despite differences in payload, route or topography, the distance was still achieveable.

In addition, the truck performed on a par with diesel-powered versions in terms of performance in all driving environments.

Meanwhile, electrically operated cooling systems have worked without any restrictions in both extreme heat and winter conditions.

Rico Claassen, key account management at Mercedes-Benz Trucks was delighted with the results.

“Since 2018, our eActros prototypes have proven their worth at various customers in Germany and other European countries.” 

“Therefore, we are delighted that the eActros is now also on the road for Paulaner,” he added.

Meanwhile, Paulaner’s Jörg Metzner, was looking forward to running the prototype eActros.

“We have six locations in Upper Bavaria and offer a range of different beverages and catering items. 

“Although hospitality and catering are currently closed in Germany, we continue to deliver to our customers as required. 

“In this context, environmental sustainability is playing an increasingly important role for us in the logistics chain. 

Importantly, series production of the eActros will begin in the second half of 2021.