Mercedes-Benz eEconic waste collection truck is now in operation in Hamburg, Germany

Mercedes-Benz eEconic waste collection truck is now in operation in Hamburg, Germany

This marks the start of operation of the battery-electric waste collection vehicle at Stadtreinigung Hamburg, according to a release.

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz eEconic is now in operation with Hamburg’s municipal cleaning company. As part of a press conference, Environmental State Councilor Michael Pollmann, together with SRH (Stadtreinigung Hamburg) Managing Director Professor Rüdiger Siechau and Franziska Cusumano, head of special trucks & custom tailored trucks, Mercedes-Benz, handed the key over to “Kolonne 11” of the city cleaning department.

As a waste collection vehicle, the battery-electric eEconic electric drivetrain enables a level cab floor, making it easier to move through the cab, the company says. Another highlight of the equipment is the panoramic windscreen and a low seat position, the company says.

In addition, the coated and heated “Thermocontrol” windscreen prevents weather-dependent misting of the screen, thus increasing the view of the traffic area. The screen also prevents the cab interior from heating up in sunlight. The eEconic features the Sideguard Assist S1R and the 5th generation Active Brake Assist emergency braking assistant.

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