Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) has entered into an agreement with Norway-headquartered Hexagon Purus, a manufacturer of e-mobility products, to provide vehicle integration of the electric Freightliner eM2 for vocational applications.
The integration will incorporate Hexagon Purus’s battery systems, auxiliary modules, power modules and vehicle-level software. It will include power-take-off options to supply power to the vocational body and the equipment.
DTNA introduced the Freightliner eM2 prototype truck with vocational upfit options earlier this year as part of a joint project with truck equipment manufacturers Alamo and Altec, in order to serve vocational customers in the utility, sweeper, dump, construction, towing and refuse segments. The new partnership with Hexagon Purus aims to deliver new products to the vocational vehicle sector that complement DTNA’s currently produced eCascadia and eM2 electric trucks.
“With our combined experience, and the battery technology offered by Hexagon Purus, we look forward to yielding effective and flexible solutions for our vocational customers,” said Aaron Scates, VP of Vocational and Medium-Duty Market Development at DTNA.