Daimler created its first electric trucksAugust 21, 2019
In this area, the German company managed to get ahead of Tesla. The American automaker of electric cars postponed to 2020 the start of production of its Tesla Semi electric trucks.
The German Daimler spoke about the readiness of two electric truck tractors called the Freightliner eCascadia. Both cars that fall into the hands of customers of the brand are not serial copies, but nothing will stop them from undergoing test operation at Penske and NFI. Tests will start this month. By the end of 2019, Daimler plans to ship several more of these tractors, and the model will not be released into the series until 2021.
The eCascadia announced is an electrified version of the market-leading Freightliner Cascadia model equipped with ICE. On one charge, such an electric truck will be able to drive about 400 kilometers, this is enough for intercity transportation. How long the battery will last, the manufacturer has not yet announced.
Based on the results of all tests, Daimler management will evaluate the prospects of electric trucks, and use the experience gained in its new projects. By the way, the Germans managed to get around Tesla with the release of large electric tractors, since the American company decided to postpone the release of Semi to next year.
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