Daimler Trucks Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2, the first all-electric trucks from Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), are now available to order in North America. These trucks are now the longest-range commercial battery electric vehicles in customer hands in that area. With the opening of the order books to customers, Freightliner and DTNA are getting ready for start of production in late 2022.
Both eCascadia and eM2 equipped with technology from Detroit®
At start of production, both Freightliner battery electric models will come equipped with technology from Detroit®, a brand at the forefront of delivering innovation to help fleets realize the lowest total cost of ownership. Detroit technologies included in the series-production eCascadia and eM2 are: the all-new Detroit ePowertrain; the Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems; and the advanced telematics service of Detroit Connect.
Nearly 750,000 collective miles already accumulated
«From reveal of proof of concept in 2018, to a demonstration fleet that’s in the hands of real customers, running real freight in the real world, to today’s moment where we are ready to formally welcome the nation’s fleets to all-electric freight movement, the entire team at Daimler Trucks North America is incredibly proud of our progress», said Richard Howard, senior vice president, on-highway sales and marketing, DTNA. «Moreover, we are very excited to take this next important step into the future of carbon-neutral freight transportation with our great customers and dealers».
Nearly 750,000 collective miles have been accumulated on the early Freightliner electric fleet to-date, providing valuable data, and customer and driver perspective to Freightliner and DTNA, while allowing myriad customers to test electrification integration into their own fleet operations.
Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America.