Daimler Truck starts series production of Mercedes-Benz eEconic

An electric special truck for urban use is produced at the Wörth plant


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This year, the first vehicle from series production will go to Urbaser A/S in Denmark, which is active in the recycling sector.

eEconic is the second electric truck to roll off the assembly line in Wörth. Last October, Daimler Truck began series production of the eActros for urban delivery operations. Daimler Truck with conventional Econic has been on the market for many years. Amid the efforts of many cities and municipalities to introduce CO2-neutral vehicles in their fleets, the company has developed the eEconic in recent years.

eEconic was announced at the beginning of 2020 as a low-floor municipal waste disposal vehicle and the vehicle has been undergoing testing since the summer of 2021, the vehicle passed the winter endurance test at the beginning of the year.

eEconic weighing 27 tons is based on eActros and uses its drive: three battery packs are installed in the car, each with an installed capacity of 112 kWh and a usable capacity of about 97 kWh. Two electric motors built into the axle provide 330kW continuous power and 400kW peak power. According to the company, the range is almost 300 kilometers, although, as with other electric vehicles, this can be affected by the usage profile.

The vehicle will be produced on the existing Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks assembly line, in parallel with the trucks, which will be equipped with an internal combustion engine. The eEconic is then delivered to the Future Truck Center where electrification takes place. This means that the vehicle, like eActros, is equipped with electric drive components. Among other things, high-voltage batteries and a charger are installed.

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