Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Ahead of Production Stage, Mercedes-Benz eEconic Electric Truck Tested Under Extreme Temperatures

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The largest truck manufacturer from Germany, Daimler Truck, continues to develop the latest innovations as a form of its ambition to position itself to lead the electric commercial vehicle industry.

After marketing the Mercedes-Benz eActros and Freightliner eCascadia electric trucks, Daimler is now preparing to start production of the eEconic electric truck as its third electric truck model.

In preparation for this, Daimler is currently entering the testing phase of the Mercedes-Benz eEconic electric truck under the extreme cold in the Finnish region. This test is claimed to be one of Daimelr’s last steps before entering production at the end of this year.

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Daimler revealed that prior to the upcoming start of series production in the second half of this year, the battery-electric Mercedes-Benz eEconic has already proven itself in tests under the cold weather of the Arctic Circle.

Reported by their official website on Wednesday (3/16/2022), they revealed that development engineers from a special Mercedes-Benz truck tested the eEconic electric truck at cold temperatures below 25 degrees Celsius intended for city use in Rovaniemi, Finland.

Furthermore, the test focused on how the battery acceleration and electric powertrain work at very low temperatures to testing battery charging at various stations to check the compatibility of the electric trucks.

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The Mercedes-Benz eEconic is an electric truck based on its predecessor the eActros and has a similar powertrain such as three 105 kWh battery packs with a total capacity of 315 kWh.

Although the range is not yet known, Daimler revealed that the eEconic electric truck has been equipped with dual electric motors that have a total peak power rating of 400 kW or the equivalent of 536 hp. The charging capacity is limited to 160 kW at DC fast charging stations.

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