Electric vehicle, EV, Features, New trucks, Zero emissions

Mercedes-Benz to begin local trials of its zero emission eEconic

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Australia will soon begin a local validation program for the eEconic, which will become available in Australia and New Zealand in the near future.

The electric eEconic builds on the diesel Econic model, which was developed from the ground-up to work in densely populated areas and is known for its excellent visibility, practicality and active safety features.

Ahead of its local trials, the eEconic will be on show at the Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo (AWRE) in Sydney on July 26 and 27.

The manufacturer says it produces no local emissions and operates in near silence.

Production of the eEconic started last year in Europe.

The eEconic’s batteries.

The eEconic uses much of the same electric architecture as the Mercedes-Benz Trucks eActros, which is currently part of a validation program in Australia and New Zealand.

As the first manufacturer to launch an all-electric truck when Fuso introduced the eCanter locally in 2021, Daimler Truck already has considerable experience with electric trucks in Australia.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Australia pacific director, Andrew Assimo, says the eEconic will be an exciting feature of the AWRE event.

“The waste and recycling industry is determined to reduce its transport carbon emissions in a practical way, so the eEconic is a perfect fit,” Assimo says.

“We are thrilled to be able to have it on our stand in Sydney before it gets to work as part of our validation trial.”

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