Mercedes-Benz eEconic City Truck: In Pictures
Published On Jul 22, 2022
Series production starts for inner-city municipal applications is the second battery-electric Mercedes-Benz truck to roll off the production line.
Accelerating its electrification of the truck fleet, global truck makers Daimler commence the production of the Mercedes-Benz eEconic for municipal use at the Wörth site in the southern Rhineland-Palatinate.
This is a second model of the battery-electric Mercedes-Benz trucks will roll off the production line in Wörth, following the series launch of the eActros for urban distribution transport in October 2021.
The eEconic was developed together with customers and, following intensive test series, has been undergoing practical trials with customers since May 2022.
The eEconic will be manufactured in the existing Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks assembly line, in parallel and flexibly alongside the trucks that will be powered by internal combustion engines.
The key technical specifications of the eEconic are largely identical to those of the eActros.
Like the eActros - it is equipped with the electric drive components. In several production steps, the high-voltage batteries and the charging unit are installed, among other things.
Once all high-voltage components have been assembled, the entire system can be put into operation and the truck is ready to drive.
The start of production of the eEconic is another milestone on Daimler Truck's path to CO2-neutral transport: in order to contribute to the decarbonization of the commercial vehicle industry, the company is pursuing the goal of putting CO2-neutral transport on the roads by 2050. The Group, therefore, aims to sell only CO2-neutral vehicles in its main sales regions in North America, Europe and Japan from 2039 forward.
The Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth also has more than 50 years of experience in CKD (Completely Knocked Down) production.
First series-produced eEconic will be handed over to Urbaser A/S, a company operating in the waste disposal sector in Denmark; delivery of further vehicles is planned successively over the course of the year.