The development of the all-new electric eCascadia and eM2 106 marks the beginning of real-world application of advanced electric power. Freightliner is developing world-class, all-electric commercial vehicles that will reduce emissions and improve customers’ real cost of ownership (RCO). Following a highly collaborative, co-creation process with customers, production of these proprietary, integrated electrification solutions is expected to begin in 2021.
As part of Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner is able to utilize the global engineering expertise of Daimler to bring this practical, game-changing technology to market. We’re constantly working to deliver new solutions to customers around the globe, and to shape the future of commercial transportation.
The eCascadia, built on North America’s best selling class-8 on-highway platform, is a heavy-duty highway tractor designed for local and regional distribution and drayage.
The eM2 106, based on one of North America’s most in-demand medium duty truck designs, is ideal for local distribution; pickup and delivery; food and beverage delivery and last-mile logistics applications.
A PROVEN MANUFACTURER
At Freightliner, cutting edge design, engineering and manufacturing is nothing new. We’ll apply the same processes, skill and efficiencies in building our electric trucks as we do in producing our industry-leading heavy- and medium-duty commercial trucks in volume.
REAL-WORLD TESTED FOR REAL-WORLD SOLUTIONS
Our e-Mobility trucks are built on current production platforms with millions of miles behind them. Initial fleets will undergo further real-world testing by select customers to validate use cases, ranges, hours of available operation per charge, charging requirements and durability.
Developing electric vehicles is only part of the big picture. That’s why we’re leading the initiative to develop commercial vehicle charging standards and infrastructure in North America.
With the largest dealer and service network in North America, we will offer unparalleled access to parts, support and factory-trained technicians.
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