The company programs to retain its status as the “undisputed chief” in the trucking business as a result of the transition to battery ability.
Daimler has unveiled two new all-electric cargo vehicles that will be offered below the Freightliner brand, which includes a heavy-obligation product that will serve as a immediate rival to the Tesla Semi.
The German automaker appears to perspective Tesla’s future semi as a genuine competitive risk. The corporation has consquently shaped a dedicated ‘E-Mobility Group’ to control a world system method for electric powered vehicles and buses.
The eCascadia will serve as a significant-responsibility Course 8 truck for long-length hauls. It integrates a 730-horsepower electric powertrain and a 550-kWh battery, capable of driving up to 250 miles and recharging to all around 80 p.c in just 90 minutes to address an added 200 miles.
The scaled-down eM2 106 is intended to serve ‘last-mile’ deliveries, with a 325-kWh battery that can push for 230 miles. The batteries can be recharged to all-around 80 p.c in 60 minutes, introducing 184 miles of assortment.
“We are the undisputed world-wide leader of the trucking industry and we intend to continue to be in that placement with electric powered trucks and buses,” states Daimler Trucks chief Martin Daum.
The company strategies to build close to 30 pre-output vehicles before the conclusion of the 12 months. Collection generation is envisioned to start off in 2021.