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NEW Mercedes Urban eTruck Concept – Test Drive

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It seems that commercial vehicles have been the trending concept for many manufacturers over the past few months, and Mercedes-Benz in particular. The German automaker has already revealed its Vision Van, Future Bus and Future Truck 2025, but now there is a new addition and it’s called the Urban eTruck.

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The Urban eTruck isn’t quite as crazy as the Future Truck 2025. What this concept intends to promote is a “clean” way to conduct commercial business. Given that this vehicle has a range of only 200 km, it would be best suited for short-radius deliveries despite being able to manage a payload of some 26 tons.

Due to the immense 212 kWh battery pack, the Urban eTruck is about 1 700 kg heavier than a conventional diesel truck. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a pair of electric motors worth a combined 250 kW and 1 000 N.m.read more(CAR TV ).

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Interestingly, the Urban eTruck Concept is not autonomous, but thanks to its array of driving modes and live traffic updates, it looks simple enough to pilot. Drivers also get a nifty smartwatch app that provides them with information regarding working hours and vehicle status.So, when will we see such a creation on the road? Well, Mercedes-Benz says standard production vehicles of this type “would be conceivable” from the start of the next decade.

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