Daimler trucks will now be taking orders for the first all-electric trucks it developed. These freight trucks are considered the longest-range commercial battery EVs in North America. The manufacturing division of Daimler has put the eCascadia freight tractor and the eM2 box truck into the hands of their customers.
Daimler will start producing the trucks in 2022 and will also offer a network of Freightliner dealers that are dedicated to supporting the process of fleet electrification. According to Richard Howard, the senior vice president at Daimler Trucks, the whole team at North America is proud of the progress.
The eAxle design provides about 23,000 Ib-ft of torque, providing it with enough power to move the 82,000 Ibs of the eCascadia. The test fleets of Freightliner covered different applications which include regional and local delivery, drayage, delivery of food and beverage.
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These are the largest demonstrator electric fleets ever seen in the industry, and the valuable collaboration and feedback have translated directly into a more versatile, more durable, and more reliable product. Howard
This eCascadia features a 475 kWh battery pack that charges up to 80% within one and half hours. The eM2 features a smaller pack of 315 kWh which charges up to 80 percent within an hour.