New Delhi:The Mercedes-Benz eEconic for municipal use is rolling off the production line and entering series production at the site in Wörth in southern Rhineland-Palatinate, the CV manufacturer announced today. The second battery-electric Mercedes-Benz truck model will soon roll off the production line in Wörth, following the series launch of the eActros for urban distribution transport in October 2021.
The vehicles are to be delivered successively throughout the year, the automaker said.
The eEconic had been developed together since May 2022, he added.
The first mass-produced vehicle will be handed over to Urbaser A/S, a company operating in the waste disposal sector in Denmark. Other customers have already opted for the standard eEconic.
Dr. Ralf Forcher, Head, Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks: “From sketch to finished vehicle, from prototype to production truck – the time has come: With the eEconic, we are implementing the first electric motor and series production – produces Mercedes-Benz Special Truck on the road. The exchange with our customers has shown: that cities and municipalities want CO2-neutral vehicles for their fleets. Especially when it comes to large cities, there is a need silent, clean and safe logistics and waste disposal solutions. And we offer exactly the right truck for this.”
Dr. Andreas Bachhofer, Head of Production and Plant Manager, Wörth plant: “In autumn 2021, we gave the green light for the series production of our electric trucks here at the Wörth plant with the eActros, and now we are This is made possible by our flexible production and our highly motivated team on site, who integrated the eEconic into line production in a very short time and work hand in hand to meet the requirements of high quality from our customers. The start of production of the second electric truck here in Wörth once again shows that we are already in the middle of the transformation to new drive systems at the site.
The eEconic will be manufactured in the existing Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks assembly line, parallel and flexibly alongside the trucks which will be powered by internal combustion engines. After the vehicle has been largely assembled, the electrification of the eEconic continues in the Future Truck Center, where – just like the eActros – it is equipped with electric drive components. In several production stages, the high-voltage batteries and the charger are installed, among other things. Once all the high voltage components are assembled, the entire system can be put into operation and the truck is ready to roll.
The start of production of the eEconic is a further step on Daimler Truck’s path towards CO2-neutral transport: In order to contribute to the decarbonisation of the commercial vehicle industry, the company is pursuing the goal of implementing puts 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. dual strategy” focuses on two complementary technologies for powering our powertrains: batteries and hydrogen fuel cells.
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