Mercedes built an electric truck that could rival Tesla — here’s a closer look
Tesla isn’t the only automaker looking to get into the electric truck space.
In September, Mercedes-Benz showed off its all-electric truck in Hannover, Germany at a tradeshow for commercial vehicles. The unveiling came just a few months after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in his “Master Plan, Part Deux” that Tesla will unveil an electric semi truck in 2017 for hauling cargo.
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Meet the Urban eTruck: a fully electric truck designed specifically for city driving that gets a range of 124 miles.
That may not seem like a ton of mileage, but considering it’s designed for package or cargo delivery within cities, it’s enough to complete a day’s worth of routes.
The truck currently runs on three lithium-ion batteries that are part of a modular design, so you can add an extra battery pack to slightly bump that 124-mile limit.
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