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Why terminal tractors are the best first choice to electrify

In a recent Charged webinar, Dave Schaller, Industry Engagement Director at the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) presented 10 electric truck case studies—real-world examples of how companies are benefitting from deploying EVs. The 10 examples cover a wide variety of use cases, including one that’s often cited as the perfect use case for… Read more »

Daimler Truck partners with Hexagon Purus for vocational integration of electric Freightliner eM2

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… Read more »

Range Energy’s smart trailers boost electric truck range

Towing has always been a sore point with EVs—towing a trailer inevitably eats into range, and towing a massive semi-trailer requires a tractor with a massive battery pack. But what if the trailer itself could share the burden? That’s the idea behind Range Energy, which is developing a trailer that’s equipped with a battery pack,… Read more »

CarMax adds a Freightliner electric semi to its logistics fleet

CarMax, a major national retailer of used cars, has begun pilot operation of its first electric semi-truck. The company is using a Freightliner eCascadia as a vehicle hauler in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The truck can transport up to seven vehicles at a time, and has a range of around 230 miles, which enables it… Read more »

Daimler Truck puts EVs into service in its own logistics operations in the Pacific Northwest

Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) has been selling its Freightliner eCascadia battery-electric semi-trucks to customers since 2022. Now the company is integrating the e-trucks into its own logistics operations. DTNA will initially deploy four EVs into its logistics network, using them to pick up parts from various supplier locations in the Pacific Northwest and deliver… Read more »

Electrada and Daimler Truck Financial Services to deliver Charging-as-a-Service

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… Read more »

Clearing the roadblocks to electrification of heavy-duty trucks

Q&A with electric truck expert Rustam Kocher Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles make up a small fraction of the vehicles on the road, but they generate a disproportionate amount of pollution. Therefore, electrifying them is critical to reducing emissions. Furthermore, the case for electric trucks and buses would seem to be an easy one to make…. Read more »

Schneider opens large electric truck charging depot in Southern California

Multimodal transportation provider Schneider National has completed an electric charging depot at its South El Monte Intermodal Operations Center in Southern California. The depot will power the company’s battery-electric truck fleet, which will include nearly 100 Freightliner eCascadias by year’s end. The 4,900-square-foot charging site, which was designed and built in cooperation with Black &… Read more »

Daimler Truck introduces Freightliner eM2 to the North American market

Daimler Truck North America has announced that series production of its Freightliner eM2 truck for urban delivery applications will begin in the fall at its Portland, Oregon, plant. The new model, built on the Freightliner M2 106 Plus platform, joins the company’s current line of vehicles, including the Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractor, the electric… Read more »

Electric truck expert: Tesla Semi is a great product, but may struggle against more established OEMs

The market for heavy-duty electric trucks is heating up—long-established OEMs and startups alike are moving on from the pilot stage, and filling substantial orders from customers. During a recent conversation with Rustam Kocher, once Charging Infrastructure Lead at Daimler Trucks North America and now a consultant (watch for the full interview in the next print… Read more »