The Mercedes Benz eEconic, a zero-emission all-electric truck, will be on display at the upcoming Brisbane Truck Show, which starts on May 18th. The eEonic will feature alongside Mercedes’ eActros truck.
Designed for waste collection, the eEconic has been built for densely populated areas. The truck has become known for its visibility, practicality and safety features.
If you’re attending the Brisbane Truck Show at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre, you can find the eEconic at the Daimler Truck Stand. Andrew Assimo, the Director of Mercedes-Benz Trucks Australia Pacific, is excited to present the eEconic in Brisbane, calling it "a clean, quiet, and safe electric truck that is perfectly suited to operating in high-density areas."
Manufactured in Germany, the eEconic uses the same electric drivetrain as the eActros and can easily handle waste collection routes in a single shift without needing to stop for a charge.
One of the unique features of the eEconic is its level cab floor, which allows for easier movement around the cab for drivers. Daimler Truck, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is becoming one of the market leaders in the electric commercial vehicles, having launched the Fuso eCanter in Australia in 2021.
The production of the eEconic represents another step forward in Daimler Truck's journey towards CO2-neutral transport. The company plans to sell only CO2-neutral vehicles in their biggest sales regions of North America, Europe, and Japan by 2039, with the aim of having CO2-neutral transport on the roads by 2050. This move towards decarbonisation is a welcome development in the commercial vehicle industry and one that we hope will inspire other manufacturers to follow suit.
If you’re looking to see the eEconic or the eActros up close, you won’t want to miss this year’s Brisbane truck show.
The Brisbane Truck Show has been a part of Australia's heavy vehicle industry for over 55 years.
This year’s edition will be showcasing innovative ways to address challenges and improve productivity while setting higher benchmarks for safety. The show highlights the industry's sustainability journey and innovations in technology, with Euro 6, alternative fuels, battery, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles on display.
The show is also an opportunity to showcase career opportunities and host events such as the National Apprentice Challenge and the Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds charity. Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week is a culmination of events that take place during the show, bringing the community together to network and share knowledge.