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 optimal site design and integration of the eCascadias into its fleet, RCCB has collaborated with Detroit eConsulting, a DTNA service, to install 20 Detroit eFill commercial charging stations at the Downey facility and to deploy the Detroit Charger Management System, a software program for efficient energy management.

The eCascadia is offered in multiple configurations with various battery and drive axle options. It is designed to deliver typical ranges of 155, 220 or 230 miles and is intended for short and regional haul routes with depot-based charging.

“We’re excited to roll out these zero-emission heavy duty tractors as we strive toward our goal of reducing carbon emissions in our operations by 30% by 2030,” said Tim Heinen, VP, Strategic Infrastructure and Development, RCCB.

Source: Daimler

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