Leinfelden-Echterdingen/Frankfurt - The Frankfurter Entsorgungs- und Service GmbH (FES) has successfully tested a pre-series vehicle of the eEconic over several months, marking an important milestone in the company’s pursuit of sustainable waste management.
Following this successful trial period, FES recently received the first batch of six series-production eEconic vehicles during a joint press event held in Frankfurt. FES, a prominent disposal company in the Rhine-Main region, is jointly owned by the city of Frankfurt (51 percent) and Remondis (49 percent). The eEconic, an all-electric waste disposal vehicle, made its debut at the IFAT trade fair in May 2022, and production commenced in the second half of the same year.
Joachim Schlereth, Head of Sales and Services Trucks Mercedes-Benz and FUSO Germany, expressed enthusiasm about the eEconic’s features, stating its local CO2 neutrality and low noise emissions make it an ideal choice for municipal operations that involve frequent stop-and-go activities.
Dirk Remmert, Managing Director of FES, emphasised the positive experience gained from the pre-series vehicle and the trust built through a longstanding and solid business relationship with Mercedes-Benz. As a sustainable waste management company, FES decided to add the series versions of the eEconic to its fleet. Remmert highlighted the vehicle’s compatibility with the company’s operational requirements and charging concept, which involves supplying electricity to refuse vehicles from the waste-to-energy plant in its depot.
The eEconic is equipped with three battery packs, each with an installed capacity of 112kWh and a usable capacity of approximately 97kWh. This electric truck can complete the majority of typical Econic refuse collection routes during a single-shift operation without requiring intermediate charging. The vehicle’s anticipatory driving style enables energy recovery through recuperation, offering a significant advantage in stop-and-go waste collection operations.