The EEV without diesel particulate filter is a brand new option for Mercedes-Benz rural-service buses and touring coaches. Previously the product range included Euro V engines in the rural-service and touring coach programme. The new EEV option offers real advantages for transport operators. For a low extra charge, companies can gain access to an environmentally friendly vehicle which they can use as a positive angle in their marketing strategy. Buying an EEV helps the environment without increasing fuel consumption or CO2 emissions. Last but not least, one advantage which should not be underestimated is securing easy entry into major European cities and densely populated areas. In addition incentives may be possible via reduced tolls in transit countries such as Austria.
The technology for meeting the voluntary EEV emissions standard is based on the BlueTec® 5 diesel technology from Mercedes-Benz with some additional technological details integrated. The key differences include changes to the injection and a newly designed system for the injection nozzles, tubing and support brackets. No additional exhaust gas aftertreatment beyond SCR is required. The EEV solution for Mercedes-Benz buses is at the same level as BlueTec® 5 technology in regard to maintenance, lifespan, fuel consumption and weight.