The new Freightliner eCascadia has been greatly welcomed in North America. Daimler Truck NA received a huge order for the electric version of the heavy-duty Freightliner truck, which has started series production earlier this month. The order comes from Sysco, a leading foodservice distribution company, which will take advantage of 800 Class 8 e-trucks by 2026, with the very first vehicles to be delivered by the end of this year.
Sysco to use 800 Freightliner eCascadia
«Sysco is committed to making meaningful investments to support achievement of our climate goals, including those that encourage the development of electric tractors and trailer», said Marie Robinson, Sysco’s EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer. «This investment shows our commitment to sustainability and growing responsibly and will ultimately help us meet our goal of reducing our direct carbon emission to 27.5 percent by 2030».
Sysco Riverside continues to build its charging infrastructure to support additional battery electric truck deployments, including additional solar capacity.
«At Daimler Truck North America, we are proud to enter into a new era of sustainable, safe and efficient commercial transportation with our friends at Sysco», said DTNA SVP, Sales and Marketing, David Carson.