Daimler Truck and its U.S. Freightliner brand’s recently unveiled all-electric eCascadia truck will enter series production in 2022. Customer deliveries are expected to begin in 2022, bringing Daimler Truck and their U.S. customers one step further towards CO2-neutral transportation. The eCascadia, as well as the eM2 electric trucks were made available to order in North America around one year ago.
Freightliner eCascadia: range up to 370 km
Along with extensive development and rigorous testing through several prototypes, the efforts put by Freightliner in view of electrification resulted in a powerful and efficient battery electric truck with multiple battery and drive axle options, providing a typical range of 370 km (depending on vehicle configurations). The eCascadia is ideally suited for short-haul routes that allow for depot-based charging, examples of which include last mile logistics, local and regional distribution, and warehouse-to-warehouse applications.
After the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz eActros last year and the Mercedes-Benz eEconic later this year, the Freightliner eCascadia is the next product to feature the in-house developed ePowertrain in connection with Daimler Truck North America’s Detroit brand.
Three battery options are possible
The eCascadia is driven by an eAxle integrated with an electric motor, transmission and specialized electronics within a compact unit. It is available with a dual motor (470 hp) or a single motor (320 hp). Customers can chose between three battery options for a range of sizes and average, zero-to-full charging times starting with 194 kWh (one and a half to three hours), 291 kWh (two to four hours), and 438 kWh (two to six hours).