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Daimler Truck North America delivers first electric Freightliner eM2 box trucks

Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) has announced that its electric Freightliner eM2, which went into series production at its Portland, Oregon, facility at the end of last year, is now being distributed to US customers. PITT OHIO, a transportation and supply chain management company based in Pittsburgh, is the first to deploy the medium-duty EVs…. Read more »

Daimler Truck North America starts production of Freightliner eM2

Germany-headquartered Daimler Truck has begun production of its electric Freightliner eM2 at the Portland, Oregon, manufacturing facility of its subsidiary Daimler Truck North America. The medium-duty truck, designed for pickup and delivery applications, is the tenth Daimler Truck electric model in production worldwide. The first Freightliner eM2s will be delivered in the US to Ferguson,… Read more »

Daimler Truck introduces Freightliner eM2 to the North American market

Daimler Truck North America has announced that series production of its Freightliner eM2 truck for urban delivery applications will begin in the fall at its Portland, Oregon, plant. The new model, built on the Freightliner M2 106 Plus platform, joins the company’s current line of vehicles, including the Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractor, the electric… Read more »

Truck OEMs form joint venture to produce batteries for 40,000 electric trucks per year at Mississippi plant

Two major truck OEMs (Daimler Trucks & Buses and PACCAR) and a component supplier (Accelera by Cummins) have completed the formation of a joint venture, Amplify Cell Technologies, to establish battery cell production in the US. Amplify will soon begin construction of a 21 GWh cell factory in Marshall County, Mississippi, with potential for further… Read more »

Daimler Truck’s Class 4 and 5 RIZON electric models enter Canadian market

Daimler Truck North America is introducing its RIZON brand in Canada. Preorders for the trucks, which debuted in the US in 2023, are set to begin in June. RIZON trucks are suited for use as dry vans, flatbeds, landscape dumps and reefers. Four model variants will be offered in Canada: e16L, e16M, e18L and e18M,… Read more »

Daimler Truck continues to choose Proterra battery technology for electric school buses and delivery vehicles

Proterra’s August bankruptcy filing sent a shock wave through the EV industry, partly because several EV builders depend on Proterra’s well-respected battery technology. Fortunately, the Volvo Group quickly snapped up the company’s battery business, and it appears that business as usual will continue. Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) has announced plans to use Proterra’s battery… Read more »

Daimler Truck expands electric truck use in its logistics operations

Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is in the process of expanding use of electric trucks to transport components to its manufacturing plants and parts distribution centers (PDCs) in North Carolina, South Carolina, Arizona, Ohio, Michigan and Saltillo, Mexico. DTNA began integrating Freightliner eCascadia semi-trucks into its operations in the Pacific Northwest… Read more »

Daimler Truck announces dealer certification program for EVs

Just like passenger cars, commercial vehicles are traditionally sold through dealerships, and these dealerships must also make investments in new facilities and training in order to sell EVs. Vehicle-makers are establishing certification programs to make sure their dealers are prepared to provide a good experience to their customers as they make the transition to EVs…. Read more »

Daimler delivers Freightliner eCascadia electric truck to customer in Mexico

Daimler Truck North America’s Mexico division has delivered the first of two Class 8 Freightliner eCascadia electric trucks, manufactured at the company’s facilities in Portland, Oregon, to cargo transport company Transportes Esteban.  The vehicle will be used in plant operations at Daimler Truck Mexico’s truck manufacturing plant in Santiago. The plant also became the site… Read more »

Major truck OEMs form PACT to advocate for EV infrastructure development

The pursuit of contradictory goals is a basic fact of human nature, and the commercial truck industry is no exception. Vehicle OEMs are investing large sums to advance the transition to electric vehicles, even as they lobby governments to water down the emissions regulations that are forcing that transition. Advocates of slowing the transition often… Read more »