As anyone will attest to, this decade has been devoted entirely to the pursuit of electric locomotion, whether it be in two wheelers, three wheelers, four wheelers or even drones.
While the electric vehicles currently covering various segments get more and more powerful and efficient, researchers at the same time feel the need to keep expanding this technology by discovering new segments to apply it to.
As a part of this expansion, Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, sometime ago talked about developing all electric trucks under the Tesla Semi project.
While this project is yet to reveal any fruit, Mercedes seems to have already beaten them to the punch, by introducing their Urban eTruck Concept.
As the e in the name suggests, this range of trucks from Mercedes will be completely electric, with a range of about 124 miles per charge.
While this may not seem like a big enough number considering what we usually get from top of the line electric cars these days, it still is quite enough considering it can lug around 26 Tonne loads with ease.
This load capacity is almost the same as that of regular semi-trucks, which would make the etruck a very competitive option, when it launches sometime around 2020.
The aim of the project is to not only make this concept a reality, but also to integrate several other future technologies into the truck, such as self driving ability and truck to truck wireless communications.
If successful, Mercedes would become the first company to introduce completely emission free options for commercial transport.