PORTLAND, Ore. — After well over 1 million miles of testing in daily customer operations, Daimler Truck and its U.S. Freightliner brand recently unveiled the all-electric eCascadia that will enter series production in 2022.
The new battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia is a zero-emission version of the Cascadia.
Customer deliveries are expected to begin in 2022, the company said.
“Comprised of more than 40 battery-electric Freightliner eCascadias and eM2s, the Freightliner Electric Innovation and Customer Experience (CX) Fleets have transformed the testing process by putting trucks into the hands of almost 50 customers, including leading U.S. fleets such as Penske Truck Leasing, NFI, Knight-Swift, Schneider, Ryder, J.B. Hunt and others,” a news release stated.
Daimler says that the eCascadia is ideally suited for short-haul routes that allow for depot-based charging, examples of which include last mile logistics, local and regional distribution, and warehouse-to-warehouse applications.
The eCascadia is driven by an eAxle integrated with an electric motor, transmission and specialized electronics within a compact unit.
It is available with a dual motor (470 hp) or a single motor (320 hp). Customers can chose between three battery options for a range of sizes and average, zero-to-full charging times starting with 194 kWh (one and a half to three hours), 291 kWh (two to four hours), and 438 kWh (two to six hours).
- 320-470 hp
- Typical range of 230 miles or 370 km (depending on vehicle configurations)
- Multiple battery options and maximum capacity of almost 440 kWh
- Recharge of 80 percent in approximately 90 minutes
- Up to 82,000 pounds (37t) max GCW (Gross Combination Weight)
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