Daimler hands over the first eCascadia electric trucks to customers

Daimler hands over the first eCascadia electric trucks to customers

August 26, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The first heavy-duty eCascadia went to North America for the needs of Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries.

Daimler created two Freightliner eCascadia electric truck tractors to enable them to undergo a “baptism of fire” at Penske and NFI. Now it became known what kind of work awaits these electric trucks. So, Penske plans to use the resulting electric car for regional transportation in Southern California, but NFI is going to use the novelty in transportation both in the ports of Los Angeles and in Long Beach. These two units were the first heavy trucks in the Freightliner Innovation Park, which today consists of 30 electric cars. Cascadia and eM2 promise to organize a market debut in 2021.

By the way, Penske and NFI have also been testing the Freightliner eM2 electric truck since the end of last year.

The eCascadia tractor, which will have to compete with the future Tesla Semi, will be able to drive up to 400 kilometers without recharging, and its capacity reaches 730 horsepower. A set of batteries with a capacity of 550 kW / h allows you to replenish the energy reserve of an electric car up to 80 percent in just an hour and a half. This is enough for a trip of 320 kilometers.