Charged EVs | Mercedes-Benz to begins manufacturing of eEconic, an electrical truck for specialty municipal purposes
An oft-cited impediment to the electrification of municipal automobile fleets is that electrical variations of specialty autos similar to refuse vehicles and fireplace vehicles will not be out there. Now Daimler Truck has taken a step towards filling this area of interest with the launch of the Mercedes-Benz eEconic, a brand new e-truck designed for municipal use.
The important thing technical specs of the eEconic are largely similar to these of the eActros city supply truck, which went into sequence manufacturing final October.
The eEconic has been present process real-world trials with clients since Could, and it’ll quickly go into sequence manufacturing on the firm’s Wörth web site in southern Germany. The primary unit shall be handed over to Urbaser A/S, a waste disposal firm in Denmark, and different buyer deliveries are to comply with over the course of the yr.
The eEconic shall be manufactured on the present Mercedes-Benz Particular Vans meeting line, alongside legacy ICE vehicles. After the automobile has been largely assembled, the eEconic’s electrification continues within the Future Truck Middle, the place it’s geared up with the electrical drive elements.
“With the eEconic, we’re placing the primary electrically powered and series-produced Mercedes-Benz Particular Truck on the street,” stated Dr. Ralf Forcher, Head of Mercedes-Benz Particular Vans. “The change with our clients has proven: cities and municipalities need CO2-neutral autos for his or her fleets. Particularly with regard to massive cities, there’s a want for quiet, clear and protected logistics and waste disposal options. And we provide simply the precise truck for this.”
“Within the fall of 2021, we had been giving the go-ahead for sequence manufacturing of our electrical vehicles right here on the Wörth plant with the eActros, and now we’re following up with the eEconic,” stated Dr. Andreas Bachhofer, Head of Manufacturing and Plant Supervisor on the Wörth plant. “That is made attainable by our versatile manufacturing and our extremely motivated staff on the web site, which has built-in the eEconic into line manufacturing in a really brief time.”
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