Both technologies enable clean transport. If trips can be planned easily and the basic data suits the load, the battery-driven solution shows its strengths: it combines extremely high energy efficiency with low energy costs. But when it comes to long distances and flexibility as concerns routes driven and loads carried, the Mercedes-Benz Trucks fuel-cell system which runs on liquid hydrogen will soon be available. With just a single tank, it enables drastically higher ranges to be achieved and will thus be available for future models.
Both drive systems offer the ability to drive locally CO₂-neutrally, which is why Mercedes-Benz Trucks already started working on its development at an early stage. Today, specific solutions can already be presented: the eActros will enter series production from 2021. And that is only the beginning, because by 2039 Mercedes-Benz will provide the right electric solution for virtually every requirement: from light-weight distribution to heavy-duty international freight.