Daimler Trucks is with the battery-electric low-floor Truck Mercedes-Benz eEconic the next logical step in the electrification of Truck. 2021 the customer starts testing of the eEconic for municipal use. Select customers are testing the vehicles for their everyday suitability in a real application. The experience from the customer trials will be fed directly into series production of the eEconic, which is scheduled for launch in 2022. The eEconic is based on the electric Truck eActros for the heavy-duty distribution transport, which is already starting in 2021 in the series.
The eEconic will initially be offered in the configuration 6×2/N NLA and predominantly as a waste collection vehicle used. The urban use in the waste management industry is due to the relatively short and fixed scheduled routes of up to around 100 km with a very high Stop-and-go percentage is very good for battery-electric Truck. In the case of a predictive driving style can be obtained by recuperation when braking electric energy to charge the battery, what range, and efficiency improves further.
eEconic an integral part of the E-strategy of Daimler Trucks
Gesa Reimelt, head of E-Mobility Group Daimler Trucks & Buses: “We want to offer at Daimler Trucks & Buses up to 2039, all new Trucks and buses in our main sales regions in the vehicle operation is CO2-neutral. In doing so, we continue with our global platform strategy, also in the case of electric vehicles around the world in a uniform technologies and vehicle architectures, and may accelerate as a result of synergies, the development enormously. The eEconic is based on our eActros that is already in the intensive practice, and starting in 2021, in the series production.“
Dr. Ralf Forcher, head of Marketing, sales and Service, Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks: “The eEconic is a great milestone for the sustainable design of local logistics. The vehicle is suitable due to its use profile, among other things, in the case of garbage collection, with its Stop-and-go traffic, and to plan for day trips ideal for electrification. It combines, especially for the use in urban space – two important properties: The emission is locally free and very quiet.“
The concept of the eEconic
The Mercedes-Benz eEconic by the vehicle concept for the responsible handling with the environment, especially in urban environments. The electric drive produces no emissions and is quiet – characteristics that affect the quality of life of local residents and the crew of the vehicle is positive. The low-positioned “direct-vision-cab”, with a panoramic windscreen and glazed passenger door allowing the driver a direct visual contact with vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians – a crucial factor in road safety. He is supported by a variety of intelligent safety assistance systems, for example, the Turn wizard. The driver and the team rise above, only two levels occur on the side facing away from and from. This makes the exit safe and helps to avoid accidents. The comfortable standing height in the interior is facilitated by increased.
Global E-Portfolio of Daimler Trucks & Buses
The heavy-duty Trucks Mercedes-Benz eActros with a range of around 200 km is in the intensive customers in Germany and Switzerland. The first customer delivery in 2018. In the USA, the medium-duty Freightliner eM2 and the heavy Freightliner eCascadia complete also currently field testing with customers. About 140 light Truck type FUSO eCanter are already in customer use in cities worldwide, including New York City, Tokyo, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Paris and Lisbon.
E-Mobility Group Daimler Trucks & Buses developed global E-strategy
Since 2018, the E-Mobility Group brings together the global Expertise of Daimler Trucks & Buses in the area of E-mobility and brand – and segment-defined across the strategy for electrical components and products. The E-Mobility Group prepared in analogy to the global platform strategy of conventional vehicles – a world’s unified electrical architecture. So, synergies can be exploited and investments are optimally used. At the same time, the E-Mobility Group offers a comprehensive Advisory service for clients with a focus on the entire Ecosystem. The goal is to make E-mobility also in terms of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) economically. The E-Mobility Group is a globally active company, your employees work at multiple sites in a global development network of the company, in Portland, USA, Stuttgart, Germany and Kawasaki, Japan.
Daimler Trucks & Buses: a sustainable corporate strategy
Daimler Trucks & Buses is pursuing a sustainable corporate strategy, and aims up to the year 2039, in the triad markets of Europe, Japan and the NAFTA region, only new vehicles are in the vehicle (“tank-to-wheel”) CO2-neutral. Already by the year 2022, the vehicle portfolio of Daimler Trucks & Buses in the main sales regions of Europe, USA and Japan series vehicles with battery-electric drive should comprise. Until the end of the decade, Daimler Trucks & Buses will have to be completed vehicle range with the addition of hydrogen-powered production vehicles.
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