The vehicle is a Mercedes-Benz Econic NGT 2628 x 2/4 NLA, with three axles and a gross vehicle weight of 26 tonnes, a trailing axle and a six-speed automatic transmission. It is powered either by in-line six-cylinder diesel engines from the 900 series or by natural gas engines, both with EEV (Enhanced Environmentally-friendly Vehicle) certification, currently most stringent emission standard. The M 906 LAG natural gas engine has a displacement of 6.9 litres and develops 205 kW (279 hp).
“We are proud of this further opportunity to contribute to Singapore’s green urban development,” said president and CEO of Daimler South East Asia Wolfgang Huppenbaue through a company’s press release.
Singapore is increasingly setting the ecological example for Asia, and the Mercedes-Benz Econic is to make its contribution to this. It is worth mentioning that last May Daimler delivered Mercedes-Benz buses with environmentally friendly BlueTec technology to the public urban transport services of this South-East Asian metropolis.
In Singapore the methane is supplied by GPlus, the natural gas sales division of Sembcorp. The reduced exhaust and noise emission levels have clear benefits for the local inhabitants.