- Mercedes-Benz eActros and Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck win 2021 Truck Innovation Award
- International Truck of the Year (IToY) jury presents prestigious award to fully-electric trucks from Mercedes-Benz praising also the comprehensive approach to e-mobility
Martin Daum commented “We are honored and proud that the renowned Truck of the Year Jury has recognized our eActros and our GenH2 Truck with its prestigious 2021 Truck Innovation Award. This is a strong reaffirmation that we’re on the right track with our strategy clearly focusing on genuinely locally CO2-neutral technologies: battery power and hydrogen-based fuel cells. This combination enables us to offer our customers the best vehicle options, depending on the application. With the eActros, we have demonstrated in recent years, that locally CO2-neutral urban distribution is already possible today. With our GenH2 Truck we additionally presented our specific concept for heavy-duty fuel-cell trucks to perform flexible and demanding long-distance haulage.”
In September this year, Daimler Trucks presented its technology strategy for the electrification of its vehicles, ranging from urban distribution to international long-haul transport, thus reaffirming its commitment to the goals of the Paris Climate Protection Convention.
Commenting locally on the award is Michael Dietz; CEO of Daimler Trucks and Buses Southern Africa, “this is an incredible achievement for our Mercedes-Benz Truck Brand and comes at a time while we locally are still basking over the 2020 International Truck of the Year title awarded to the new Actros, which we successfully launched in South Africa earlier this year. We are truly proud to be a part of an organization that is continuously redefining and shaping the future of the trucking industry as we know it and certainly looks forward to introducing these innovative front runners in our market in the future” These consecutive awards indeed show that Mercedes-Benz Trucks truly delivers Trucks you can Trust!