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Daimler unveils electric Fuso and Mercedes-Benz truck generation in Australia

The latest electric models released by Daimler Truck include two Mercedes-Benz models and a next-gen Fuso truck

Daimler Truck has officially announced the launch of a new range of all-electric trucks from Fuso and Mercedes-Benz in Australia.

The next-generation Fuso eCanter, Mercedes-Benz eActros and eEconic are set to raise the bar for electric trucks introducing new technology for Australian customers who are determined to drive down emissions.

Daimler Truck president and CEO Daniel Whitehead unveiled the three new electric models in Melbourne, with each providing up to 300km of realistic range, full connectivity, active safety and comprehensive real-world testing.

“Our customers don’t have to choose between sustainability and productivity. With these groundbreaking electric trucks from Mercedes-Benz and Fuso, they can have both,” Whitehead says.
“We didn’t take shortcuts to rush these models to market, but invested more time and money to make sure we delivered trucks with the innovation that our customers expect from Daimler Truck, which means the most advanced trucks in their class.”

Whitehead says Daimler Truck is ready to provide customers with the tools they need to meet transport sustainability goals.

“We’ve been helping our customers reduce their emissions for many years and led the way with our Euro 6 trucks from 2016, which also have remarkable fuel consumption,” he says.

“Daimler Truck will continue to support customers looking to run lower emission diesel technology and maintain our leadership in that field, while also offering the best battery electric trucks for those customers who are ready take this exciting step.”

Daimler Truck Australia Pacific sales and marketing vice president Andrew Assimo says the company, through the three new releases, is ready to help customers achieve goals.

“Daimler Truck offers our customers a complete sustainable truck solution, whether it be low emission diesel or battery electric,” he says.

“As part of that commitment, when it comes to these amazing electric trucks from Mercedes-Benz and Fuso, we can help with everything from selecting the correct specification and route planning to charging infrastructure advice. Each truck comes with a complimentary servicing package and there is a raft of financing packages including guaranteed buyback options.

“Daimler Truck customers have already travelled more than eight million kilometres in electric trucks around the world, including in Australia since 2021, and we are excited to be able to share what we have learned and give our customers an edge over their competitors.”

The Mercedes-Benz eActros is available as either a 4×2 or a 6×2 rigid, as well as a 4×2 prime mover, with all models developed for local distribution.

The eEconic comes as a 6×2 and has primarily been developed for the waste industry, while Fuso’s full range of eCanters now sits at 14 models with three different battery sizes, various wheelbases and two cab sizes.

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