30 Jul '16, 3pm

Mercedes Debuts World's First Fully Electric Big Rig via @EcoWatch

Mercedes Debuts World's First Fully Electric Big Rig via @EcoWatch

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the world's first big rig that drives without a drop of fuel. The Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck Mercedes Benz The new Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck has an electrically driven rear axle and is powered by three lithium-ion battery modules. The zero-emission vehicle has an admissible total weight of up to 26 tonnes with a range of 200 kilometers (124 miles). Although the range is on the low side, the model here is still a prototype. And, as Engadget pointed out, the "Urban" prefix implies that it's meant for use in the cities instead of, say, cross-country hauls. As for noise pollution? Hardly a whisper, the German carmaker says. "In the future, it will be necessary to transport goods in urban environments for increasing numbers of people—and with the lowest possible emissions and noise," Mercedes said in a press release . "By now large cities such as Lon...

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