Hamburg’s municipal cleaning company has chosen Mercedes-Benz eEconic electric trucks for waste collection operations within the German city. For Stadtreinigung Hamburg (SRH), the conversion of the fleet to alternative drives is one of the most important components of the climate neutrality already targeted for 2035.
“Climate neutrality in 2035 is one of SRH’s most important projects. By 2025 at the latest, all newly procured vehicles at SRH will have alternative drive systems. We are confident that a successful test of the eEconic will be a major step towards this important goal“, stated SRH Managing Director, Rüdiger Siechau.
Mercedes-Benz eEconic already in series production
“Our eEconic for municipal operations has been in series production since last year at our Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth. The locally CO2-neutral vehicle is characterized in particular by its pleasant, quiet driving experience. We are delighted that SRH is also relying on the battery-electric eEconic“, added Franziska Cusumano, Head of Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks & Custom Tailored Trucks.
As for the eEconic, the electric drivetrain enables a level cab floor, making it easier to move through the cab. Another highlight of the equipment is the panoramic windscreen and a low seat position. 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. Major safety benefit in urban traffic: The eEconic features the Sideguard Assist S1R and the 5th generation Active Brake Assist emergency braking assistant.