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Daimler Trucks adds more EVs to its Freightliner Customer Experience fleet

Daimler Trucks has launched six heavy-duty Freightliner eCascadia and two medium-duty Freightliner eM2 106 as part of its Customer Experience (CX) fleet. Fourteen customers from a variety of sectors will operate the test vehicles over a period of 22 months. The eCascadia is designed for local and regional distribution and drayage. At the start of… Read more »

Daimler launches charging infrastructure program for electric trucks

The E-Mobility Group of Daimler Trucks & Buses is launching an initiative to develop a charging infrastructure for electric trucks. The eTruck Charging Initiative will begin by focusing on charging stations at the depots of truck customers in the US and Europe. The Japanese market will follow. The initiative will bring together e-truck customers, power… Read more »

Daimler and CATL partner on battery modules for e-trucks

Battery producer Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and Daimler Trucks & Buses have signed an agreement for CATL to provide Daimler with Li-ion battery modules beginning in 2021. The agreement covers the Mercedes-Benz eActros, Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2 electric trucks. Frank Reintjes, Daimler’s Head of Global Powertrain, E-Mobility and Manufacturing Engineering, said, “We are constantly… Read more »

Daimler to deliver first eCascadia electric heavy-duty trucks

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has built the first two Class 8 electric Freightliner eCascadias. The heavy-duty trucks will join Freightliner’s 30-vehicle Electric Innovation Fleet. The 38 members of Freightliner’s Electric Vehicle Council will offer feedback on the trucks during real-world operations, which will help inform the final production of the eCascadia and the medium-duty… Read more »

Daimler says progress on electric trucks faster than expected

Daimler is one of several companies, including major OEMs and startups, working on electric trucks. At the American Trucking Association’s annual Management Conference & Exhibition, Roger Nielsen, CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, told journalists that the company’s development of electric trucks is happening “at a greater speed than expected.” Just before the conference, Daimler… Read more »

Is Daimler missing the boat by adapting legacy trucks to electric drive?

Daimler is the world’s largest truck manufacturer, and it’s encouraging to see the company developing electric vehicles, such as the Fuso eCanter light-duty electric truck. However, Hamish Ainsley, writing in LinkedIn, finds it disappointing that Daimler seems to be focusing on electrifying legacy truck models rather than designing EVs “from the ground up.” “Mercedes Benz… Read more »

Heavy-duty electric trucks start to appear in fleets

Charged has been reporting on electric trucks for a decade, but the electrification of real-world fleets has been frustratingly slow, and several would-be e-truck builders have gone bust waiting for fleet operators to conduct years-long pilots. Now we’re finally starting to see some large orders. Will 2021 be the year of the electric truck? A… Read more »

Daimler and PGE develop the electric truck stop of the future

The Electric Island project, a collaboration between Daimler Trucks North America and Portland General Electric, will be a test bed for all kinds of heavy-duty EV charging solutions. Electric trucks are finally starting to roll. After years of vehicle development, research projects and pilot deployments, major fleet operators around the world are beginning to place… 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 »

Daimler announces massive new investments in EVs, plus a fund to protect workers

German auto giant Daimler has announced a new plan to invest €70 billion ($85 billion) in “research and development and in property, plant and equipment” between 2021 and 2025, the lion’s share of which will be used “to accelerate the transformation towards electrification and digitization.” Most of this investment will be at Mercedes-Benz Cars, but… Read more »