After launching a dealer certification program addressed specifically to EVs, Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) has delivered its first battery-electric Freightliner eM2 trucks, after the start of series production of the medium-duty electric vehicles at the end of 2023. The Freightliner eM2, manufactured at DTNA’s plant in Portland, Oregon, has since been distributed to customers across the country.

PITT OHIO, a leading transportation, warehouse, and logistics services company, is the first to deploy the eM2. The two Freightliner eM2 Class 7 trucks indeed complement the company’s existing fleet, as the battery-electric eM2 trucks with 26-foot-long box bodies will operate out of PITT OHIO’s Cleveland, Ohio terminal and support the company’s Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) freight shipping business.

DTNA’s Freightliner eM2 electric trucks

The delivery of the eM2 is a testament to our ongoing commitment to our growing portfolio of zero-emissions vehicles. The eM2 builds on the success of our conventional M2 and extends its efficiency and versatility into the zero-emission vehicle space,” said David Carson, senior vice president sales and marketing at Daimler Truck North America. “We’re pleased to support PITT OHIO’s sustainability efforts with our trucks and work together to create a more environmentally conscious logistics industry.”

“The technology is rapidly evolving. It’s exciting to see how fast this change is occurring, resulting in significant improvements both in range and payload that are nearer to our conventional units (than earlier battery electric vehicles),” added Taki Darakos, PITT OHIO’s vice president of vehicle maintenance and fleet services. “We appreciate the support of all our partners involved and look forward to their performance in our operation.”


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