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 series production, Daimler expects the eCascadia to have a peak horsepower of 730, battery capacity of 550 kWh, and range of 250 miles. The vehicle will charge up to 80 percent in about 90 minutes, according to the company.
The eM2 106 is designed for local distribution and last-mile delivery. Daimler expects the eM2 to have a peak horsepower of 480, battery capacity of 325 kWh, and range of 230 miles. The vehicle will charge to 80 percent in 60 minutes.
Both vehicles are scheduled for market launch in late 2021.
Source: Daimler Trucks