Daimler Trucks is Now Accepting Orders for All-Electric Freight Trucks, Having Tested Them on America’s Highways

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Stepping into the future of carbon-neutral freight transportation, Daimler Trucks North America is now accepting orders for its first all-electric freight trucks, which they call the longest-range commercial battery EVs for interstate shipping in North America today. Daimler’s Freightliner manufacturing division has put the eM2 box truck and eCascadia freight tractor into the hands of customers, who have been running real freight in the real world for over two years. Having demonstrated the concept, they will begin production of the trucks in 2022 and provide a “dedicated network of Freightliner dealers to support the end-to-end process of fleet electrification.” Currently with 38 trucks in a pilot fleet covering hundreds of thousands of miles in testing, senior vice president Richard Howard said, “The entire team at Daimler Trucks North America is incredibly proud of our progress.” With its ePowertrain technology developed by Detroit®, the eAxle design offers up to 23,000 lb-ft of torque, giving it ample power to move the eCascadia’s 82,000 lbs. with a maximum range in excess of 230 miles on a full charge for the medium-duty eM2, and 250 miles for the Class 8 eCascadia tractor.

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