Freightliner eM2 medium-duty electric truck already on US roads

Freightliner eM2 medium-duty electric truck already on US roads

December 30, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

The fully electric trucks of the American company Freightliner will soon become commonplace on the streets of the USA, it is reported that the first copies of the eM2 model have already been shipped to the transport company and have begun their work.

Freightliner is one of the divisions of the German automotive concern Daimler AG. Just a few hours ago, it became known that the first deliveries of Freightliner eM2 trucks to US transportation companies began.

The EM2 is the first medium-duty truck from the Freightliner brand, which is powered by an all-electric powerplant.

It is reported that the first 30 copies of a fully environmentally friendly truck were transferred to Penske Truck Leasing Corporation in Los Angeles.

Daimler Trucks, the cargo division of the German concern, reports that Freightliner is the first automaker in the world to begin testing electric vehicles in direct collaboration with customers. Employees of Penske Truck Leasing Corporation will operate an electric truck on California roads. Next year, it will receive another 20 all-electric Freightliner EM2 trucks – it is known that 10 of them will be medium-tonnage eM2, and another 10 will be heavy-duty eCascadias.

According to the guys from Freightliner, in 2021 the mass production of eM2 and eCascadia trucks will begin. EM2 is classified as a medium duty truck (from 6 to 12 tons). Electric truck boasts a range of 370 km. Charging batteries with a power of 325 kW / h to 80% takes about 60 minutes, and the electric motor of the truck develops power up to 480 hp

Not so long ago, our automobile edition wrote that Volkswagen presented the concept of a mobile charging station for electric cars.