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Daimler debuts Freightliner eCascadia

Commercial vehicle manufacturer, Daimler Trucks, has launched its e-mobility fleet presenting with it the new Freightliner eCascadia, a heavy-duty truck intended for long-haul operations.

30 electric trucks have so far been earmarked as part of Daimler’s innovation fleet, which will be made available for US customers later in the year.

The Freightliner eCascadia comes in at 15 tonne gross vehicle weight (GVM). An electric variant of the Freightliner eM2 106 will represent the medium duty segment in the 9 to 12 GVM range.

Daimler Trucks and Buses plans on consolidating its knowledge of electric drive systems worldwide as it looks to lead the way to an emission-free future in road transport. One of its foremost objectives, the company said in a statement, will be to provide cost effective solutions for customers and manufacturers investing in e-mobility.

The company said it was going to work more closely with its customers to gain knowledge in eTrucks in order to learn how best to deploy the vehicles in daily transport operations. Along with the Mercedes-Benz eActros and the Fuso eCanter, Daimler Trucks and Buses has steadily added to its portfolio in the growing space for electric propulsion commercial vehicles.

Martin Daum, member of the Daimler Trucks and Buses, Board of Management, said in a statement that his company strived to set the standard in each relevant segment.

“With the formation of our new global E-Mobility Group, we will maximise the impact of our investments in this key strategic technology,” he said.

“Thus, we can pursue the best solutions in batteries, charging solutions and energy management.”

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