Mercedes-Benz eEconic moves into final test phase

In Mercedes-Benz, News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMay 20, 2022

FES Frankfurter Entsorgungs- und Service GmbH will use the near-series Mercedes-Benz eEconic for municipal waste collection in Frankfurt am Main.

“After having successfully completed the internal test series, we are now initiating the final test phase with practical testing at customer sites before the upcoming start of series production,” said Dr Ralf Forcher, head of Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks.

“We are delighted that FES is relying on our eEconic and is testing it intensively in municipal applications.”

The eEconic has a permissible gross weight of 27 tonnes. It features an electric axle with two integrated electric motors and a two-speed transmission. The batteries of the eEconic series-production model consist of three battery packs, each with an installed capacity of 112kWh and a usable capacity of around 97kWh. Both liquid-cooled motors generate a continuous output of 330kW as well as a peak output of 400kW.

The fully battery-electric eEconic will celebrate its trade show premiere on 30 May at the IFAT trade show in Munich. The start of series production at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth is planned for later this year.