The eEconic at Stadtreinigung Hamburg is a driving force for climate neutrality.
Pointing the way to a CO2-neutral city? An eEconic refuse collection vehicle in the Hanseatic city of Hamburg ensures clean roads, less noise and better air. Stadtreinigung Hamburg (SRH) is testing the vehicle for one year. If the eTruck proves itself, SRH wants to further electrify its fleet.
Driving around the port on a single charge.
The Hanseatic city of Hamburg is known in Germany for its particularly harsh and stormy weather. Even if this is not always the case, the new eEconic at Stadtreinigung Hamburg must be able to cope with the wet and cold weather in the north. Or to be more precise, its batteries have to cope.
In winter in particular, vehicle batteries are exposed to high demands. The continuous operation of headlamps and heating ultimately requires more energy than in the summer. For this reason, Stadtreinigung Hamburg is testing its eEconic for a whole year in order to try out as many weather conditions as possible. And to cover their daily assignments without opportunity charging wherever possible.
A new jewel in e-mobility.
“We are very pleased that SRH is also relying on the battery-electric eEconic,” says Franziska Cusumano, Head of Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks & Custom Tailored Trucks. Environment State Council Michael Pollmann and SRH Managing Director Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Siechau jointly presented the vehicle key to crew 11 of the city's cleaning department.
For the city of Hamburg, procurement provides an important impetus towards climate neutrality. It is firmly enshrined in the coalition agreement for 2040 signed by the parties in government. Stadtreinigung Hamburg wants to achieve this goal earlier. "Climate neutrality is one of the most important projects at SRH. By 2025 at the latest, all newly procured vehicles at SRH are planned to have alternative drives," says SRH Managing Director Prof. Dr Rüdiger Siechau.
“We are confident that a successful test of the eEconic will be a major step towards this important goal.” The approximately 400 vehicles in SRH's fleet will be gradually replaced to ensure the climate transition. Up to now, a quarter of all vehicles have been electric, primarily the small vehicles.