Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ Shaping the Now & Next event presents economical, efficient and CO2-neutral solutions for road transport


Current and future vehicle concepts, as well as the services and solutions with which Mercedes-Benz Trucks generates high added value for its customers were showcased in the company’s “Shaping the Now and Next 2021” event, held at its Wörth headquarters in Germany this week.

Some of the highlights include:

  • With its products, technologies and services, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is underlining its commitment to providing road transport industry companies with the trucks that best meet their needs, either with conventional or electric drive systems.
  • While the Actros F (LHD) in fleet spec is geared towards cost efficiency and functionality, the more premium Actros L sets new benchmarks in long-distance haulage segment.
  • The full-scale production in Wörth of the eActros for heavy-duty distribution transport from October 2021 is set to be followed by the eEconic for municipal and city delivery use in the second half of 2022.
  • The eActros LongHaul with its range of around 500 kilometres is scheduled for series production in 2024, while the GenH2 Truck with hydrogen-based fuel-cell drive system is due in 2027 and will offer a range of 1,000 kilometres or more. Both are intended to make locally CO2-neutral road haulage possible even for long-haul transport operations.
  • Mercedes-Benz is committed to the Paris Climate Agreement and aims to switch its portfolio completely to electrically powered trucks by 2039.
  • Comprehensive advice and strategic partnerships on subjects such as integration into the fleet, charging infrastructure and network connections ensure even greater efficiency in the deployment of electric trucks.
  • Customer-focused services and digital solutions for economic fleet operation contribute to the optimisation of total operating costs.
  • With the latest driver assistance systems such as the emergency braking assistant with pedestrian detection, Sideguard Assist with active braking function and Active Drive Assist for partially automated driving, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is consistently closing in on its vision of achieving accident-free driving.

Commenting at the start of the presentations Andreas von Wallfeld, Head of Marketing, Sales & Services at Mercedes-Benz Trucks said: “Working with and for our customers to find the perfect solution has always been something special to me because every customer has their own individual requirements and challenges that need to be met. Here at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, partnership is a lived experienced all round the clock. To be real partners, we do two main things: first, we listen really carefully to what our customers are saying. Secondly, we develop our trucks – be that traditional diesel or electric vehicles – and services such that serve a unique aim: contributing to the success of our customers.”

Full report and more pictures from the event in the next edition of Fleet Transport.