September 30, 2023

Mercedes-Benz Vans is displaying its zero-emission waste assortment expertise on the upcoming Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo in Sydney. 

It should current the all-electric eEconic, a part of Daimler Truck’s newest expertise, on the July 26-27 occasion. The mannequin is taken into account “ground-breaking” within the waste sector for not solely producing no native emissions, but additionally working in close to silence. 

Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia will quickly start an area validation program for the eEconic that may develop into out there in Australia and New Zealand “within the close to future”, the corporate says. 

The electrical eEconic provides to the positives of the diesel Econic, which was developed from the ground-up to work in densely populated areas and is understood for its wonderful visibility, practicality and lively security options.

With manufacturing beginning final yr, the eEconic has impressed European prospects with its superior design, sturdy efficiency and effectivity.  

The eEconic makes use of a lot of the identical electrical structure because the Mercedes-Benz Vans eActros, which is presently a part of a validation programme in Australia and New Zealand.   

Daimler Truck already has appreciable expertise with electrical vans in Australia and New Zealand. It was the primary producer to launch an all-electric truck when Fuso launched the pioneering eCanter regionally in 2021.

Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia Pacific director Andrew Assimo says the eEconic can be an thrilling characteristic of the upcoming expo. 

“The waste and recycling business is set to scale back its transport carbon emissions in a sensible manner, so the eEconic is an ideal match,” Assimo says.

“We’re thrilled to have the ability to have it on our stand in Sydney earlier than it will get to work as a part of our validation trial.” 

Mercedes-Benz Vans says whereas it’s “eager to maneuver ahead with battery electrical expertise, it’s also proud to assist conventional inside combustion engine prospects drive down their emissions”.