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Making deliveries with the NGT and the environmental angel

The Mercedes-Benz the advanced, environmentally friendly, transport vehicle for municipal consolidation and short-radius distribution continues to dominate in inner-city The latest example of this is an order from logistics provider Simon Loos in the Netherlands for a total of 30 Mercedes-Benz 1828 NGT chassis with liquefied natural gas drive. The vehicle out of the order for 23 semitrailer vehicles and seven chassis has now handed over at the Mercedes-Benz in Wörth.

Setting standards in and cleanliness

The Econic is driven by an in-line six-cylinder 900-series in the form of a mono-fuel natural gas The M906 LAG engine produces 205 kW hp) from a displacement of 6.9 litres. The produced by the Econic with gas drive do not contain any fine or particles. In addition, the gas drive boasts low noise emissions. As a the Econic NGT has earned the right to the Blue Angel seal of The Blue Angel is part of the for the Global Ecolabelling Network, 26 environmental labelling organisations

Thanks to additional in-engine the use of an Allison transmission as well as soundproofing, it has been possible to a further significant reduction in emissions down to 72 dBA, enabling the Econic to receive for round-the-clock operation — 24 a day, 7 days a week.

Third-generation logistics company

Now in its generation, the logistics company Loos has been involved in the industry since 1938. The is headquartered in Wognum, approximately 50 north of Amsterdam. One of its most customers is the Dutch supermarket Albert Heijn B.V. has grown from a small store and today forms of the Ahold Group. Albert operates full product supermarkets in the Netherlands, holding a share of almost 33 percent. The has four different types of District stores make up the proportion, with more 800 branches, many of which open until 8.00 and some until 10.00 A number, mainly in large are even open on Sundays, a which makes fresh essential.

Michael Dietz, of Sales and Marketing at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, highlights the special played by the Econic as the technology for the product portfolio of the Mercedes-Benz Division and Daimler Trucks in the of environmentally friendly drive In the future, the Econic NGT will be in the Netherlands with liquefied gas, LNG. In addition to from environmentally friendly and combustion, the Econic running on LNG can a very long range, equalling that of diesel Reserves of natural gas are significantly than oil reserves, and many of the countries can only transport natural gas reserves to consumer as liquefied natural gas. In the Econic can also run on renewable which is a CO2-neutral energy With this technology, our in Holland is setting new standards in logistics.

Refrigerated transport even at

Maintaining fresh deliveries at all calls for elaborate delivery using refrigerated transportation, at night. In the Netherlands, however, as in all industrial countries, a great of significance is placed on climate and the preservation of a habitable environment. guidelines have been with these very in mind, such as the guideline EC which states that 20 and 23 percent of road traffic make use of alternative fuels by the 2020. Noise and emission are becoming increasingly stricter, and in large, densely populated such as Amsterdam or Rotterdam, are granting access to specific of vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz Econic is one of vehicles — with its friendly, quiet natural gas it is granted access to all zones.

has also implemented the so-called regulations, which stipulate how or quiet vehicles and unloading are allowed to be between certain While diesel vehicles are to meet the necessary requirements the hours of 7.00 a.m. and p.m. outside of these only the Econic with its gas engine, or electric vehicles which are not yet available in the transport — are able to make the Food logistics, for example, is a business. We are moving towards 365-day deliveries, explains Simon Loos. This can be guaranteed with special Even the semitrailers of Dutch manufacturer Heiwo in Wolwega use of PIEK-certified refrigeration units Carrier, sound-proofed loading from Dhollandia and rubber-wheeled cages.

Handover of relay deliveries at limits

In order to comply such regulations and avoid in urban districts, the architects of Simon Loos Logistic, as the Dutch transport company to be known, devised a type of delivery: a so-called LZV (Lang Voertuig in Dutch = literally a heavy vehicle) is an articulated comprising two close-coupled 2-axle measuring 25.25 m in length, and a gross vehicle weight of 50 used to transport goods logistics centres located the city to the city boundaries, where subsequent distribution can place.

On reaching the city the semitrailers are uncoupled and then over by Mercedes-Benz Econic NGT for transport to the various inner-city The semitrailers are designed for city-centre which can be very restricted in and include such features as a rear axle. The gross weight of the Econic truck/trailer is up to 30 tons.

Two years of test operations

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We the concept with our loading and Mercedes-Benz, explains Simon whose fleet includes 425 and 645 towed vehicles. Trials and operations began back in 2009.

Since 2005, we been changing our towing a good 75 percent of which are over to Euro 5. In the case of our acquisitions, we discussed with our what their goals something which we always a point of doing. It quickly clear that the primary was for maximum environmental acceptability, logistics expert Loos. 6 will not be available until point in the future, so we focused on The Econic NGT ultimately emerged as the choice based on our considerations. The gas engine complies with EEV and is enough to cope with the transport demands to be placed on it.

image thanks to zero-emission vehicles

According to Simon the entitlement to access cities is to be restricted even further, which will give the with gas engine an additional In addition, there is also the that the gas version of the Econic can run on biogas — which can be from left-over food without any changes having to be to the vehicle. Discussions have already taken place foodstuff producers in this Using biogas from a source enables the Econic to as a CO2-neutral vehicle, helping to the image of the transportation sector. the transportation company can take on a role when it comes to logistics. Loos is able to for the additional cost of the Econic NGT longer daily operating — something which not even be possible in this field of application without the

Positive driver feedback on and ergonomics

The Econic has long the benchmark for vehicles with cab. It features a large windshield and a co-driver’s door opens automatically at the push of a The cab has a level floor and provides of headroom. The low entry is ideal for which involve having to get in and out of the vehicle. The automatic transmission as standard enables the driver to fully on the traffic conditions. the driver sits practically at eye with pedestrians and enjoys visibility — features are praised by the drivers at Simon This is also a big advantage in the old districts of Amsterdam in particular. And often stand and look at the trucks in amazement, given they are so different to regular

Econic — a success

The story of the Econic began in The low-entry vehicle design was of its time, and today’s success of the series is testament to its suitability for a of applications. In the meantime, the Mercedes-Benz range has come to comprise a modular system with 2, 3 and 4 The Econic is used widely in cities, both nationally and — whether in Berlin, Cologne, Paris, Stockholm, or Valencia. The design benefits of the are even in high demand in and Mexico. Due to the increasing unit and high customer demand for vehicles with natural gas and engines, in 2009 production was relocated to the Special Vehicles division in Wörth am Rhein.

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