Sliding into the third spot on the 2018 Successful Dealer list of top new truck news stories are two more offerings by Freightliner. This time it is the fully electric Cascadia and M2 106.
Freightliner trucks unveiled the eCascadia heavy-duty truck and the eM2 106 medium-duty truck in June during Daimler Trucks Capital Market and Technology Day. The company says its goal is to build and deliver commercial electric vehicles that support the business and sustainability goals of customers.
The eCascadia has up to 730 peak horsepower. The batteries provide 550 Kwh usable capacity, a range of up to 250 miles and have the ability to charge up to 80 percent (providing a range of 200 miles) in approximately 90 minutes. Freightliner says the Class 8 tractor has an 80,000 lb. gross combined weight rating (GCWR) and is designed for local and regional distribution and drayage.
The eM2 has up to 480 peak horsepower. The batteries provide 325 Kwh of usable capacity, a range of up to 230 miles and have the ability to charge up to 80 percent (providing a range of 184 miles) in about 60 minutes. The medium-duty truck has a 26,000 lb. GCWR and is designed for local distribution, pickup and delivery, food and beverage delivery, and last-mile logistics applications, the company says.
The eCascadia and eM2 join Daimler Trucks’ stable of commercial electric vehicle models in North America, alongside the Thomas Built Buses all-electric Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley school bus and the FUSO eCanter.
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The 2018 Successful Dealer top five new truck news stories countdown will continue Thursday with No. 2 on the list.