Daimler Truck Financial Services has partnered with Electrada, a fleet electrification solutions company, to offer Electrada’s 360 Charging-as-a-Service solution to medium- and heavy-duty EV fleet operators. The all-in-one solution will be provided to projects with selected customers in the US in the first half of 2024.
Electrada’s 360 Charging-as-a-Service (CaaS) is an end-to-end, technology-agnostic system that’s designed to enable fleets to electrify intelligently, cost-effectively and customized to their specific use cases. It covers 100 percent of a fleet’s EV charging infrastructure buildout, implementation, operation and maintenance costs across a multi-year contractual relationship.
Daimler Truck’s electric truck offerings in the US include the Class 8 eCascadia, Class 6 EM2 and Class 5 MT50e. The Freightliner eM2 is scheduled to begin series production in the fourth quarter of this year.
“This partnership and its subsequent development will accelerate the proliferation of EV fleets across the country,” said Kevin Kushman, Electrada’s CEO. “Daimler Truck Financial Services and Daimler Trucks North America are industry leaders and seek to remove barriers to electrification through collaborative solutions that provide a more seamless, reliable conversion strategy for their customers.”
“This collaboration supports Daimler’s commitment to electrification by matching an electric fuel program to every vehicle deployment, providing customers predictability to total cost of ownership and eliminating the complexity of transitioning to electricityl,” said Richard Howard, President of Daimler Truck Financial Services USA. “Our vehicles will be at the forefront of converting fleet programs to EVs, but there is a great deal more to this conversion than building vehicles—those vehicles need to be powered by a robust charging program. This is where Electrada’s expertise will greatly benefit our customers.”