There has been a lot of talk about Tesla’s electric truck. The company was due to unveil its first electric semi-truck this month but it decided to delay the launch to focus on other things. Daimler, the German automotive corporation that owns Mercedes, today revealed its very own electric truck. Daimler calls it the E-Fuso Vision One.
According to the company, the E-Fuso Vision One is capable of carrying 11 tons of cargo for up to 220 miles on a single charge. This is only a prototype at this point in time so it’s likely that the figures might change a bit when the production version hits the road.
It’s going to take some time before that happens. Daimler has said that it’s going to have the production version of this electric truck on sale within four years in markets like the United States, Europe, and Japan.
This truck is evidently meant for shorter trips between cities. The level of range that it provides won’t really be useful for quick cross-country cargo transport but this is going to be the platform that eventually enables electric trucks to reach that level as well.
As for Tesla’s electric truck, the company has currently scheduled the unveiling for November 16th. It will be interesting to see how it compares and whether Tesla will be able to beat Daimler to the market.
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