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Cola EV wars: Daimler delivers Freightliner eCascadias to California Coca-Cola Bottler

Daimler Truck North America has delivered 20 electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors to Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling (RCCB). These are the first electric tractors to be added to the Downey, California, fleet of the West Coast and Midwest bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola brands. (Meanwhile, competitor Pepsico is going with the Tesla Semi.) To ensure… 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 »

TITAN Freight Systems receives first battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia

TITAN Freight Systems, a less-than-truckload carrier headquartered in Portland, Oregon, plans to add three battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 trucks to its fleet by the end of the year. The trucks will be manufactured at Daimler Truck North America’s Portland Truck Manufacturing Plant, and delivered by Premier Truck Group of Portland. The new Freightliner eM2… 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 »

Velocity Truck Rental & Leasing orders 200 Freightliner electric trucks

Velocity Truck Rental & Leasing, a division of Velocity Vehicle Group, is adding 200 Daimler electric trucks to its commercial truck rental and full-service truck leasing business: 125 Class 8 Freightliner eCascadias and 75 Class 6 and 7 Freightliner eM2s. Velocity says the eCascadia is suitable for short-haul and last-mile delivery routes, while the eM2… Read more »

California logistics firm to add nearly 100 Freightliner electric trucks to its fleet

Logistics company Schneider has ordered nearly 100 Class 8 electric trucks for its intermodal operations in Southern California.  After the first order of 62 Freightliner Cascadias, manufactured by Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), Scheider’s second order of 30 additional units brings the total to 92 Class 8 EVs. According to the company, electric trucks are… Read more »

Retailer Meijer demonstrates Freightliner electric Class 8 trucks in frigid Michigan winter

Meijer, a Michigan-based retailer with 499 stores in six Midwestern states, operates a fleet of 250 semitrucks. The company has deployed two Freightliner eCascadia electric semitrucks, and is tracking their performance in a cold-weather environment as part of a DOE-funded project. The two semis will operate out of the retailer’s Lansing Distribution Center, which is… Read more »

Logistics operator Pride Group orders 250 Freightliner electric trucks

Pride Group Enterprises, a North American logistics operator, has ordered 250 heavy-duty electric trucks from Daimler Truck’s Freightliner brand. The order includes 200 eCascadia and 50 eM2s trucks. Deliveries are to begin in mid-2023. Pride Group Enterprises will offer the new e-trucks for short- and long-term rental through TPine Truck Rental in both the US… Read more »

Food distributor Sysco to buy up to 800 Freightliner eCascadia electric Class 8 trucks

When it comes to commercial vehicle electrification, fleet operators have spent the last decade piddling around with pilots of a few vehicles. Thank goodness, it appears that those days are over—we’re seeing more and more announcements of serious orders. The latest of these comes from food service distribution giant Sysco, which has signed a letter… Read more »

Freightliner electric trucks to use proprietary Detroit ePowertrain

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced that its proprietary Detroit ePowertrain will power the upcoming Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2, as part of Daimler Trucks’ strategy to establish a uniform basic architecture for its global line-up of battery-electric vehicles. Daimler also announced plans to invest $20 million in its subsidiary Detroit’s manufacturing facility located… Read more »