Daimler Truck says it has started production of a second electric truck model called the eEconic. This truck is manufactured at the factory that already produces the eActros heavy duty electric truck in Woerth, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
The first eEconic will be sold to a waste disposal company in Denmark. The unit delivery is planned for this year, while the handover was carried out in February.
Similar to the eActros, the eEconic electric truck costs about three times that of similar diesel models. But Daimler Truck Chief Executive Martin Daum explains electric trucks will cost drivers about the same as in the long run because of their low energy costs.
According to the Mercedes-Benz website, the eEconic has a maximum length of 8.3 meters, a width of 2.5 meters and a height of 2.9 meters with a wheelbase of 4 meters.
There are three battery packs with a total capacity of 336 kWh placed to the right of the chassis. The power that can be produced is claimed to be 160 kW.
There are two electric motors as wheel drive capable of producing up to 400 kW.
The mileage using a fully charged battery is said to be up to 150 km. This electric truck can only be driven at a speed of 89 km per hour.