The partnership between the Mercedes-Benz production factories in Brazil and in Germany was leveraged to a new extent in the development of the eCBC. Years of experience and knowledge in the production of the successful eCitaro, sold in Europe, was leaned on in the development of an electric chassis to produce the best possible integrated solution. This meant that all the experience from the eCitaro’s electro-mobility team and the understanding of Mercedes-Benz bus chassis requirements was brought together to create the best possible electric chassis solution. The eCBC concept was created based on the requirements of many markets, in both Brazil and the world, prioritizing the principles of quality and reliability, the key pillars to the Mercedes-Benz product line-up.
Prototypes were created from the 3D models in the Brazil factory. From there, some remained in Brazil and others were sent to Germany for testing. By sending some of the prototypes overseas, testing synergies could be achieved and the proper competency brought to each function, such as acoustic, brakes, air conditioning and vehicle electric voltage.
With the team in Germany having such extensive knowledge and experience in electro-mobility vehicles, Mercedes-Benz can be confident in the quality and efficiency of the eCBC in different markets and conditions around the world.