Local News: Sembcorp Daimler Trials Eco Friendly Truck

Local News: Sembcorp Daimler Trials Eco Friendly Truck

OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
21 Jul 2010

At a hand-over ceremony at the Mercedes-Benz Center, Alexandra Road, Daimler South East Asia and Sembcorp officially kicked-off a partnership for a 1-year-trial, of an ergonomic, state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Econic NGT truck for municipal garbage collection services.

The trial aims to test daily operational- and reliability parameters of the Econic NGT truck as well as public acceptance.

The Mercedes-Benz Econic NGT truck is powered by a 6-cylinder CNG engine with an output of 205 kw. It’s CNG consumption equivalent to standard diesel technology is up to 14 per cent lower and noise emissions are reduced by as much as 50 per cent – thus offering lower operational costs. It’s carbon dioxide emissions are below the limits set by the EURO 5 standards which adds to the vehicle eco-friendly attributes.

The Mercedes-Benz Econic NGT is a success story in itself – with around12,000 units produced in it’s 12 years of history – thereof around 1,000 units in NGT-versions.

The ergonomic low-entry concept of the Mercedes-Benz Econic NGT makes it easier and safer for the driver and crew members to get in and out of the cabin and provides smooth riding comfort. The low-floor cabin design with its panoramic windscreen also makes the truck easy to maneuver in dense urban traffic and smaller roads.

Wolfgang Huppenbauer, President and CEO Daimler South East Asia explains : “ We are glad to be able to have another opportunity to contribute to Singapore’s urban development. As a full-liner in the automotive industry, our product portfolio enables us to supply vehicles for nearly all applications: luxury passenger vehicles and also – as the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles - vans and trucks and buses. In Singapore, Mercedes-Benz buses have been used for decades for public transport. Mercedes-Benz trucks are in operation at the PSA, Changi airport and at SembWaste as special purpose vehicles or as prime movers – just to name a few application fields. And in the van business, Mercedes-Benz products play a significant role here with vehicles for goods, services and passenger transport. We look forward to a successful trial and to many more Econic NGT trucks on Singapore’s roads.”

Credits: wilswong

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