Mercedes Trucks tests Eeconic for garbage removal

Mercedes Trucks tests Eeconic for garbage removal-garbage

Mercedes-Benz Trucks drives the development of the battery electrical “Eeconic” for the municipal use. The focus of the engineers lounger on tests around safety, performance and durability, says in a message. After completion, the Eeconic should go to the practice testing at customers. The series start at the WOrth plant is planned for the second half of 2022.

The low-floor truck is based on corporate information on the EACTROS for serious distribution traffic, which celebrated its digital world premiere at the end of June. Thus, the central technical specifications of the Eeconic with those of the EACTROS are largely identical. In the future, the Eeconic should cover the great majority of Econic typical waste collection routes in the configuration as a refuse vehicle – local CO2-neutral and quiet.

“The high proportion of stop-and-go traffic, well-plannable day trips of an average of 100 kilometers and charging the batteries on the holdings of the customers form an ideal frame for the usage profile of the battery-electric low-floor truck,” says Dr. Ralf Forcher, Head of Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks. The Eeconic with a permissible total weight of 27 tonnes should first come to the market with the wheel formula 6 × 2 / NLA.

As with the EACTros, the technological centerpiece of the Eeconic is an e-axis with two integrated electric motors and two-speed gearboxes. Serial Eeconic is equipped with three battery packs of around 105 kWh each. The two fluid-cooled motors produce a continuous power of 330 kW and a peak power of 400 kW. Following the day trips, the batteries of the E-truck can be charged to the holdings of the customers with up to 160 kW.

In order to support customers when switching to e-mobility, Mercedes-Benz Trucks includes Eeconic – as well as the EACTROS – into a system that includes advice and service offers as well as digital solutions for high vehicle usage and optimization of the total cost. For example, about existing routes, the most realistic use profile of electric trucks can be determined for the respective customer.

Daimler Truck wants to offer only new vehicles by 2039 in Europe, Japan and North America, which are CO2-neutral in driving (“Tank-to-Wheel”). From 2027, the company wants to supplement its vehicle bot in addition to production vehicles with hydrogen-based fuel cell drive.

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3 thoughts on “Mercedes Trucks tests Eeconic for garbage removal”

  1. Great! … After

    • Volvo Fe Electric

    Now Mercedes on the way to the “garbage business” &# 128578;

    By Volvo and Renault already run first vehicles – by the way wonderfully quiet, as I could make sure!

  2. From 2027, the company wants to supplement its vehicle bot in addition to production vehicles with hydrogen-based fuel cell drive.

    Whether in 6 years some H2 truck wants to buy? – if not, the better.

  3. In the article
    “Half of half easier and cheaper: Hyzon introduces new hydrogen storage for H2 trucks”
    from 30.July 2021 I found in the comments times the prices of the H2 garbage trucks of BSR (Berlin city cleaning) – based on high funding (90% of H2 surcharge) – here the comparison:

    Prices in comparison:

    Diesel garbage truck 212.000 Euro (2015-2021, 6 years, 6 x 2% = 25.440) CA. 237.440 euros.

    Natural gas garbage truck 242.000 (2015-2021, 6 years plus 29.040) CA. 271.040 euros.

    Battery electric garbage truck (Futuricum, KL. Battery) CA. 732.000 EURO (. Without promotion).

    Faun – fuel cell garbage truck estimated purchase price 930.000 EURO.

    In the battery electric garbage vehicle from Futuricum with a smaller battery (minus Ca. 25.000 Euro) calculated so that it is the same range and thus comparable to the H2 garbage truck of Faun.

    The taxpayers would have about 200.000 Euro per garbage truck saved in a battery electric garbage truck.


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