Successful launch into practical use for the eEconic in 2022.
Inspiring ideas and big goals: Stories made of this stuff are what particularly move us at the turn of the year. One of them is that of the eEconic. In 2022, the all-electric Special Truck has opened new chapters one after the other. And it has shown that a new era in waste disposal and transport logistics has dawned with the range of electric trucks from Daimler Truck, promising an exciting future.
On the test bench.
Even in the depths of winter, waste management needs reliable vehicles with a suitable range. That's why the eEconic was thoroughly tested in intensive trials at the beginning of the year. The focus of the test engineers was on testing the safety, performance and durability of the truck.
The eEconic also had to prove itself in tests of batteries and the electric drive in summer and winter. At the Arctic Circle, the all-electric truck also underwent braking tests on snow and ice. Conclusion? Positive. The electronics and software always worked reliably, even well below freezing point.
In customer use.
Since spring, an eEconic has been undergoing practical testing at the Frankfurter Entsorgungs- und Service GmbH. The feedback has been positive throughout. The vehicle has met with great acceptance among drivers and manages the waste collection routes with only one battery charge. Evidence of this is the eight eEconic that the company has already ordered.
The Special Truck scored all along the line, as Dirk Remmert, Managing Director of FES, reported: "We see the eEconic as an important component of our strategy, especially for use as a waste collection vehicle - because it can perform its tasks quietly and CO2-neutrally." With the eEconic, the largest city in the Rhine-Main metropolitan region has found an answer to the demand for more efficiency and climate-friendliness of its fleet for urban transport.
In front of an audience of experts.
Advancing sustainable municipal mobility through innovative technologies: This was the motto of Mercedes-Benz Trucks at the IFAT 2022. Four vehicles and 660 m² of exhibition space offered visitors a lot to see and do. The fully electronic commercial vehicles eEconic and eActros were presented as locally carbon-neutral, low-noise solutions for a wide range of applications.
Since many major events could not take place as planned for two years, the IFAT 2022 was a special occasion. Daimler Truck AG took this as an opportunity to hold a customer event and dedicated an entire evening to the new eEconic. The aim: to present innovations, share visions and rethink sustainability together.