The eEconic

In charge for a new era.

Cities are growing. The demands placed on mobility, logistics, the environment and quality of life are also growing. Our answer to this is a commercial vehicle that's up to the challenge. A vehicle that's powerful, efficient and that can improve safety for all road users. A vehicle that, with locally reduced CO₂ emissions and quiet drive, also effectively combats the rising levels of pollution seen in so many urban areas. The eEconic with a purely battery-electric drive.

Highlights

The eEconic – made for urban use.

Improved range

Urban refuse collectors cover an average of 100 km a day. With its range of up to 100/150 km 1, the eEconic is perfectly equipped for single-shift operation.

Low noise levels

For quieter towns and cities: the eEconic's drive system is noticeably quieter than that of waste disposal vehicles with combustion engines. Good news for local residents: after all, the crews start work early in the morning. More peace and quiet in the cab is beneficial to the crews as well. 

Fast charging

At night, the eEconic has all the time in the world to charge. But sometimes things have to be done quickly. That’s why the battery charges from 20% to 80% in around 75 minutes.2 So the eEconic can get out of the depot to where it really wants to be: on the road.

Safe operation

Avoid accidents at work wherever possible: your employees climb in and out of their vehicles hundreds of times a day and often in dense traffic. Every aspect of the eEconic has been thought out to the last detail to take your workers' needs into account.

Top performance on roads and alleys
Range

Top performance on roads and in alleys.

The eEconic is tailored to the requirements of the waste management industry: its range of up to 100/150 km1 is enough to cover most urban journeys. Energy recovery during braking increases efficiency, making it ideal for stop-and-go driving in urban areas. Together with the ePowertrain electric drive with a maximum output of 400 kW, this gives you great advantages in terms of both efficiency and performance. So it keeps your crews nice and safe – and economical.

Top performance on roads and in alleys.

ePowertrain drive technology 

  • Powerful eAxle with two integrated electric motors and two-speed transmission
  • Max. motor output of 400 kW
  • Max. speed of 89 km/h
  • Continuous acceleration and smooth driving off in stop-and-go traffic
  • Quiet operation for night-time use
ePowertrain drive system technology
Battery technology

Battery technology

  • Three battery packs
  • Range of up to 100/150 km1 sufficient for most typical waste disposal trips
  • Max. charging capacity of 160 kW
  • Installed battery capacity of 336 kWh2
  • Charging time of approx. 75 min. (20–80% under optimal conditions)3

Side underride guard

The batteries are well-protected in the event of side-on collisions: the standard underride guard with integrated radar sensors for Sideguard Assist improves crash safety. 

Side underride guard
Electric power take-off

Electric power take-off 

The eWorX electric power take-off (ePto) made by ZF makes it even easier for bodybuilders to equip the eEconic with their bodies.

  • Continuous output of 33 kW
  • Peak output of 58 kW (60 s)
  • Rated speed of 2,000 rpm
  • Max. speed of 4,000 rpm
  • Direction of rotation: Anticlockwise (when looking down onto the motor shaft)

1 The stated range is preliminary and was determined using an internal simulation tool assuming optimum conditions with, among other things, three new, preconditioned battery packs in a partially laden state in inner-city refuse collection operations (VECTO Municipal Cycle up to 100 km) or in mixed refuse collection operations (combined VECTO Municipal Cycle, VECTO Regional Delivery and VECTO Urban Delivery Cycle up to 150 km) at an ambient temperature of 20°C and may deviate from the values determined in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2017/2400. Among other things, the actual range is greatly affected by driving characteristics, deployment profile and body type.

2 Rated capacity of a new battery based on internally defined conditions. This can vary depending on the application and ambient conditions.The eEconic can be charged with up to 160 kW: the three battery packs need a little longer than one hour to charge from 20 to 80%. This period is based on internally determined, empirical values tested under optimum conditions, such as at a standard 400 A DC rapid charging station and at an ambient temperature of 20°C.

3 The eEconic can be charged with up to 160 kW. The three battery packs need a little longer than one hour to charge from 20 to 80%. This period is based on internally determined, empirical values tested under optimum conditions, such as at a standard 400 A DC rapid charging station and at an ambient temperature of 20°C.

The road in view
Safety

A watchful eye on the road.

Good news for safety. The eEconic fosters anticipatory and careful driving with its DirectVision cab (panoramic windows for a clear view). A further feature that improves the view

  • is the glazed folding door that reaches down to the ground on the co-driver's side for a clear view of pavements.
  • Other components include the mirror system with an extended field of vision that includes working areas, blind spots and
  • the blind spot camera system.

At eye level with the traffic.

The low seating position in the eEconic brings the driver to eye level with other road users. This allows them to communicate directly with the driver through eye contact. A vital plus point. What's more, the driver sees more and can react better.

Occupational health and safety at every turn.

The eEconic's low entry is great news for your vehicle crew. Workers that have to climb in and out of the cab hundreds of times each day to empty rubbish bins will be delighted about the excellent ergonomics and improved safety. And healthy backs, healthy joints and fewer occupational accidents also mean fewer absences.

  • Low entry with just two steps
  • Entry and exit through the folding door on the side of the road furthest away from the traffic
  • Shock-absorbing, full air suspension and raising and lowering functions on both axles
Occupational health and safety at every turn
Intelligent systems for more safety
Safety assistance systems

Intelligent systems for more safety.

Even the best driver doesn't always see everything. That’s why the eEconic gives your drivers a helping hand with a host of safety assistants. The cameras, sensors and additional lighting systems effectively support your employees in their everyday work.

All assistance systems

With safety by your side

With safety by your side.

The eEconic improves safety in everyday work with a host of assistance systems. 

The following are included as standard:   

  • Active Brake Assist 5
  • Rain/light sensor
  • Lane Keeping Assist

The following options are available:

  • Blind spot camera system1
  • Sideguard Assist1
  • Adaptive cruise control1
  • Speed limiting when reversing1
  • Automatically activated hazard warning lights1
  • Work lamps1
  • Pre-installation for a reversing assistant1
  • Pre-installation for surround lighting on body1

Blind spot camera system1

The blind spot camera system1 shows images of the vehicle's surroundings that are relevant to the driving situation on an ergonomically positioned monitor. This shows the driver everything they need to be aware of when reversing, manoeuvring or turning.

Blind spot camera system
Sideguard Assist

Sideguard Assist1

Sideguard Assist1 detects people on the passenger side of the vehicle and warns the driver with a light signal. A loud warning tone sounds if the vehicle continues to approach the person.

Adaptive cruise control1

Adaptive cruise control1 continuously monitors the distance to the vehicle in front and automatically adjusts the eEconic's speed.

Adaptive cruise control
Active Brake Assist 5

Active Brake Assist 5

Active Brake Assist 5 (ABA 5) supports eEconic drivers in critical situations2 by detecting obstacles in the vehicle's path and responding appropriately – starting with issuing clear warning signals and up to carrying out automatic full-stop braking. In the urban speed range of up to 50 km/h, it can also detect pedestrians moving in front of the vehicle. This feature is fitted as standard in all new eEconic models.

Lane Keeping Assist

If there is a risk of the vehicle unintentionally leaving its lane, Lane Keeping Assist can alert the driver. For precise and safe driving.

Lane Keeping Assist
Rain/light sensor

Rain/light sensor

The eEconic can switch on its lights automatically and set the windscreen wipers correctly thanks to its array of sensors. This is a great help.

Work lamps1

The eEconic can optionally be equipped with work lamps to improve safety when reversing and manoeuvring. They illuminate the area around the body and the rear manoeuvring area.

Work lamps
Speed limiting when reversing

Speed limiting when reversing1

The speed limiter reduces the speed to max. 9 km/h when reversing. This helps to reduce accidents when manoeuvring. 

Automatically activated hazard warning lights1

When stopping and starting on waste-collection jobs, the hazard warning lights signal to other road users: attention! Operatives at work. The eEconic's hazard warning lights can also switch on and off automatically every time the vehicle stops, if so desired.

Automatisch aktivierbarer Warnblinker

1 Special equipment.

2 Within the system limits or within physical limits, the system can react to stationary and moving objects or moving pedestrians with partial braking or emergency full-stop braking. In these traffic situations, the driver still remains fully responsible for driving the vehicle safely.

Comfort

For the working day – but far from everyday.

Your employees deserve a motivating workplace. Cue: the eEconic's perfectly designed cab. Full of clever details, it makes their daily work more ergonomic and more comfortable. Features include the comfortable standing height, a comfort suspension seat and powerful air conditioning system, plus the Thermocontrol windscreen that guarantees pleasant temperatures and excellent visibility in all weathers.

Comfort

For the working day – but far from everyday.

Intuitive and multimedia

Intuitive and with multimedia.

Further developed and now fully networked, the cockpit has been made even easier to operate. The high-resolution and intuitive colour display clearly displays all driving information and vehicle information. This includes the charge level of the batteries, remaining range and consumption. 

Forward-looking.

The displays of the optional imaging safety systems are located centrally in the cockpit. This gives your staff members a prefect view of the camera images showing the vehicle's surroundings. The Thermocontrol windscreen provides a clear view to the front in any weather. 

Looking ahead
Space to be productive

Space to be productive.

The eEconic offers fantastic working conditions for your crews. The spacious cab can accommodate up to three passengers. The folding door on the passenger side closes automatically when driving off – handy when making frequent stops. Depending on the field of operation, a hinged door can alternatively be installed. 

Everything in its place.

Two lockable stowage compartments give your crew plenty of storage space for valuables. There are also additional stowage spaces in the instrument panel carrier for tools, supplies and personal belongings, while bottle and cup holders keep your driver's caffeine fix secure. After all, a sip of coffee now and then is still the best motivation.

Everything in its place
Business and services
Advice and services

Service included.

This means that your truck stays where it earns money for longer: on the road. Individual service contracts, an ample workshop network and Mercedes‑Benz Trucks Service24h all help keep your downtimes as short as possible. For maintenance – and even in rare breakdown cases.

Digital services

Digital services.

Give yourself some digital help with vehicle management to make the processes surrounding your truck more profitable: with smart services like Mercedes‑Benz Trucks Uptime, Fleetboard, TruckLive and the customer portal: My TruckPoint for Mercedes‑Benz Trucks. For improved maintenance planning, shorter workshop visits, more transparency on the road – or dynamic route planning based on real-time traffic data. As an aside: even our Mercedes‑Benz Trucks Service24h is faster in the event of a breakdown if it can access the digital data of the eEconic.

Digital services.

Fleetboard

Fleetboard

Fleetboard gives you a real-time overview of the relevant data of your vehicles and charging infrastructure.

  • With Fleetboard Charge Management, you can view and smartly control the processes between your eActros 300/400 and your charging infrastructure.
  • With Fleetboard Mapping, you can track in real time where your vehicles are and whether they are moving, stationary or charging – and receive other important vehicle data.
  • Keep an overview of a vehicle's trip history with Fleetboard Logbook, the digital logbook. The breakdown of individual trips enables you to easily identify new potential for your eActros 300/400.

MercedesBenz Trucks Uptime

Mercedes‑Benz Trucks Uptime checks the status of many of your truck’s systems when it is started up. It can identify critical states and sends predictive repair and maintenance instructions. This allows you to react faster and avoid predictable breakdowns as much as possible. Downtimes are reduced. As are associated costs. In addition, the service gives you transparency about data, such as the state of charge and remaining range of your eTrucks – as real-time support for dispatchers.  

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Uptime

My TruckPoint for MercedesBenz Trucks and TruckLive

Manage your vehicles as well as related contracts and information: you can do this easily with My TruckPoint for Mercedes‑Benz Trucks, the digital customer portal. 

eConsulting

The best advice for the eMobility transition.

​Let our experts advise and support you on the road to eMobility. Because only the right complete package will make the eTruck a success for you. Your eConsultant will therefore accompany you every step of the way during your transition.​ From planning the right charging infrastructure and financing, including exploration of the funding options and subsidies, to integrating the new technology and vehicles into your operations. 

Well-advised into the eMobility future
A perfect fit
Financial services

A perfect fit.

Switch to eMobility as smoothly as possible: with tailored financial services from Daimler Truck Financial Services. Whether you just want to use a vehicle or own one – Daimler Truck Financial Services has a tailor-made solution for your truck and your business.

Warranty

The warranty for countless scenarios.

The comprehensive Mercedes‑Benz Trucks warranty from the date of leaving the plant covers the entire vehicle (max. 12 months with unlimited mileage), the ePowertrain (max. 36 months or 250,000 km) and the high-voltage batteries (max. 72 months or 360,000 km or 1,800 charging cycles).6

The warranty for countless scenarios

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The images and texts may include accessories and special equipment which do not form part of the standard specifications. The images shown must be considered examples only and do not necessarily reflect the actual state of the original vehicles. The appearance of the original vehicles may differ from these images. The manufacturer reserves the right to make changes without notice. Images and texts may refer to models and assistance services that are not available in some countries.

1 The stated range is preliminary and was determined using an internal simulation tool assuming optimum conditions with, among other things, three new, preconditioned battery packs in a partially laden state in inner-city refuse collection operations (VECTO Municipal Cycle up to 100 km) or in mixed refuse collection operations (combined VECTO Municipal Cycle, VECTO Regional Delivery and VECTO Urban Delivery Cycle up to 150 km) at an ambient temperature of 20°C and may deviate from the values determined in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2017/2400. Among other things, the actual range is greatly affected by driving characteristics, deployment profile and body type.

2 The eEconic can be charged with up to 160 kW: The three battery packs need a little longer than one hour to charge from 20 to 80%. This period is based on internally determined, empirical values tested under optimum conditions, such as at a standard 400 A DC rapid charging station and at an ambient temperature of 20°C.

3 Rated capacity of a new battery based on internally defined conditions. This can vary depending on the application and environmental conditions. The eEconic can be charged with up to 160 kW. The three battery packs need a little longer than one hour to charge from 20 to 80%. This period is based on internally determined, empirical values tested under optimum conditions, such as at a standard 400 A DC rapid charging station and at an ambient temperature of 20°C.

4 Special equipment.

5 Within the system limits or within physical limits, the system can react to stationary and moving objects or moving pedestrians with partial braking or emergency full-stop braking. In these traffic situations, the driver still remains fully responsible for driving the vehicle safely.

6 For ePowertrain and high-voltage batteries, whichever is reached first. A warranty case for the high-voltage batteries occurs if the state of health falls below 80% under the specified conditions for the high-voltage batteries.