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 of the second commercial vehicle charging facility in Mexico dedicated to heavy-duty trucks. Its design was based on DTNA’s Electric Island, a prototype charging station that the company established in 2021 at its Portland base.
The new facility includes a Detroit eFill charger with a charging speed of up to 120 kW. It is said to be capable of charging the eCascadia’s battery to as much as 80% of capacity in 220 minutes.
“Today we look at the future of Daimler Truck mobility with two events: the start of operations of the first all-electric Freightliner unit in Mexico with Transportes Esteban, which is also a fundamental piece in Santiago TMP’s operations, as well as the inauguration of the second Electric Island in Mexico, through which we will continue to promote the development and implementation of new technologies,” said Marcela Barreiro, President and CEO of Daimler Truck Mexico.